Kitten Radial Hypodysplasia

Watson The Kitten & His Radial Hypodysplasia

Kitten Radial HypodysplasiaFinally, another one of our own. We’d like you to meet Watson, a very cute kitten with a very interested disease called radial hypoplasia. At eight months old, Watson is no different than any other kitten, except for the minor detail that his front paws fold inward, he has prosthetics, and walks on two feet like a human. Besides that he plays, he jumps, he cuddles, and he loves just like any other kitten. Watson was first introduced to our mom because his own fur mama ran into her at The Pet Beastro. They got to chatting and decided it was a good idea to get him under chiropractic care, the sooner the better. That very next week Watson came in and got his first ever adjustment. Now Watson had been to multiple specialists and naturally was loved by all, and he most definitely has a special spot in our mom’s heart too. He was incredibly sensitive throughout his spine, in fact the lightest of touches caused a big muscular reaction, and he had twitches constantly. Watson had to be treated a bit differently because his actual anatomy had changed to compensate for his condition. Because he was using his hind legs predominantly, Watson had begun to develop a lumbar curvature, just like toddlers do when they begin to walk. Cats are not meant to have this extra curve in their spine, in fact their discs are much thinner than a humans and are not meant to experience compressive forces. The normal anatomy allows for shearing forces across the spine due to the four-legged weight bearing. When this changes, everything gets thrown off kilter. Needless to say Watson is a perfect chiropractic candidate. Multiple adjustments in and he is feeling frisky as ever, in fact feeling a bit too adventurous at times jumping off countertops and doing unnecessary acrobats. To learn more about Watson, radial hypoplasia, and other disorders, check out his fur mama’s website: Handi-Cat, and follow her on instagram!

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