The truth is that cats have a lot going on in their bodies. Scoliosis is a collection of problems that affects the vertebrae of cats. If you’re a cat owner, you’ll be aware of it too. If you’re not a cat owner, you probably don’t know what you don’t know about it.
Scoliosis is a condition in which the curvature of the spine is abnormal. It can happen for a variety of reasons, but most often it develops during pregnancy. It can also develop after a fall or injury. Most cats will be affected by the curvature during their first few weeks of life. There are a few different types of scoliosis, but the most common type is scoliosis type 1.
Can cats have scoliosis? Yes, they can, if their mother was a pregnant cat. Unfortunately, most pregnant cats develop a type of scoliosis called type 2. Type 1 scoliosis in cats is usually less painful and can be treated with pain killers. Type 2 scoliosis is usually more painful and may require surgery or steroid shots.
The main cause of scoliosis in cats is pregnancy. As the cat matures, the spine bends and becomes more curved. This is called kyphosis. Once the cat is able to stand up on their own, their posture changes. This means that their spine has changed shape. Cats with kyphosis are unable to get up on their own and will have some trouble walking. They may also have trouble moving around.
The good news is that there is an approved treatment for cat scoliosis. It’s called a cervical fusion, or C-Fx. The surgery is similar in nature to a T-Mobile iPhone surgery, but much more invasive.
The surgery will only work on cats with kyphosis. Cats with scoliosis can get other treatments or surgery, but not the C-Fx. There will be a long recovery period required, so if you have a cat with scoliosis then this treatment is not for you. Cats with kyphosis and scoliosis can still get a C-Fx, but it will take a lot longer and cost more.
It’s true that cats with scoliosis can get other treatment. The surgery will only work on cats with scoliosis. Cats with kyphosis can get other treatments or surgery, but not the C-Fx. There will be a long recovery period required, so if you have a cat with scoliosis then this treatment is not for you.
Again, this is not just a surgery. The surgery will only work on cats with scoliosis. Cats with kyphosis can get other treatments or surgery, but not the C-Fx.