Get Your Cat Care Questions Answered By Cat Vets ASAP
His chest looks normal to me. My husband says that he believes the protrusion is above the rib cage. Our vet took multiple x-rays. I suppose it could be a rib that is protruding, but wouldn't that have shown up in the x-ray? Vet described it as pectus excavation - mild form of the condition. Sternum caudally displaced from ribcage causing a "hole" effect. I am quoting from his health certificate.
We will look for a qualified surgeon. He also does not always use the litter pan. Could this be a symptom of his discomfort? It seemed to take him an extended time to urinate this morning when he did get in the litter pan while I was cleaning it. Our vet prescribed Metronidazole which we have been giving him.