Hey gang, this is the Hoomanmomma posting. I need your help... actually, my babysitter needs your help.
Her cat just gave birth to her first litter of kittens last night. 5 little cuties. Unfortunately, one of them seems to be lame. Both back legs are extremely limp and bend funny at the ankle - backwards with very curled toes. Kitty is able to exert pressure with its hinds in response to touch - for example, if I hold baby in one hand and lightly push against its hinds with the other, it can push back. It can't straighten out its paws on its own, though, and can't get them under it well enough to ambulate. It is eating well and Momma isn't showing signs yet of rejecting it.
Hoomanmomma wants to know what she should do with this one. She likes this one best because of its coloring (practically a Garfield in a litter full of torties from a tri-color momma) but is worried about what kind of life, if any, this kit can have.
IS there any chance this kit will develop the back leg strength it needs? Is there something they can do to help it?
Thank you all ever so much!!!