lordosis in kitten

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hello everyone. my kittens are ten weeks old today. about two weeks ago during their first vet visit with me, we found out at my girl kitten has lordosis. i think the lady we got them from new but hid it. so sad bc i would have taken her anyways !! she could have gotten treatment much sooner :( the boy is doing good just a small heart murmur bc he’s growing so fast, which we are monitoring to be safe. they also both finished their parasite meds today. my baby girl sees a new vet for her spine defect soon. does anyone here have any experience with this condition? any advice? what treatment is common for this? i’m willing to spend any money. i am so scared. i’ve attached a recent pic of her so u can see her back.
 

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Yes, I can see the dip of lordosis. It sounds as though he doesn't have a flat chest, or pectus excavatum that can sometimes go along with this, and that's a really good thing. I'm not sure what can be done for lordosis; your vet will help with that, but if it's any help, my boy Sundar was born with pectus excavatum (where the ribs curve in) and lordosis, so he has a badly compromised chest space. He is now ten years old :)
Here is is as a kitten.. you can see how deformed the spine is (and remember he also has the chest deformity)
Sundar discovers the great outdoors2.jpg

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and here he is now.
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He still has the deformities, and arthritis has set in possibly earlier than most. But he has more going on than it seems your boy has... he had trouble breathing when he was your boy's age. I used to 'stretch' Sundar a lot.. he would lie on his back and I would encourage him to stretch.. you vet may be able to suggest things like that may be helpful.

Your vet will be able to tell you more, but they usually wouldn't intervene surgically unless it's absolutely essential.

I hope Sundar's story is helpful and gives you hope. :)
 

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Hi. I think consulting with a specialist for spine defects would be the best thing to do!! I remember earlier this year of another cat with lordosis, but I think it might have been a more severe case. The OP, Jeanluc12 Jeanluc12 , hasn't been back on this site since February, so I don't know what all they were able to do to find help. Just for another reference about lordosis, here is the link to that thread.
My cat needs your help. | TheCatSite
 
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