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lovinsphynx

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I've attached a photo of Tuttles, take a look at his chest, that is a bone sticking out i think it is his chest bone but i've never seen that before and i'm wondering if he might have some kind of condition or could it be the way he is? We don't go to the vet until next Wednesday but i'm concerned about it. It doesn't seem to bother him and he is quite active so i don't know maybe one of you know what it is or can tell me if it is normal.
 

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Ive seen that before on Sphynx cats, I dont hink its anything but have the vet check it. I wouldn't worry your self too much about it.:Laugh:
 

Mews2much

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It looks like he needs to gain some weight.
 

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I've also seen sphynx cats that have the breast bone that sticks out like that. His seems pointier than I've ever seen before. But, like admin says, I wouldn't worry about it and wait to see what the vet says.

He sure is handsome!
 

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I've attached a photo of Tuttles, take a look at his chest, that is a bone sticking out i think it is his chest bone but i've never seen that before and i'm wondering if he might have some kind of condition or could it be the way he is? We don't go to the vet until next Wednesday but i'm concerned about it. It doesn't seem to bother him and he is quite active so i don't know maybe one of you know what it is or can tell me if it is normal.
It looks like an elongated sternum to me. His hipbones aren't visible, neither are his ribs--I don't know that I'd get him to gain any weight in attempts to make it look less obvious. All cats have that area below their thoracic inlet. See what your vet says on physical exam, I'd otherwise say you've found a benign problem: a long bone on a cat that can't cover it up. lol.
 

Maximus

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He's just got an adams apple thats all:Wink:
 
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