Little Bendix was born with a hip malformation. He never properly formed one of his hip sockets. This is called Hip luxation/dislocation. In some cases, a hip that is out of the socket cannot be replaced with manipulation or other medical means. Surgical repair of hip luxations can be costly and is not always successful, so many cat owners elect FHO for cats with hip luxation.
This is the recommendation our vets have given. He should have a femoral head ostectomy (FHO) when he is about 6 months old. An FHO is a surgical procedure that aims to restore pain-free mobility to a diseased or damaged hip by removing the head and neck of the femur (the long leg bone or thighbone).
He is a little trooper! He has learned how to get around just like a regular kitty. We make sure to manage his pain at all times and recommend that continues as needed. He is a sweet baby and deserves the best care and love for a lifetime. This is an easy fix (and is comparable in cost to an amputation), he just needs to be big enough for surgery. Please let us know if you have any questions.
*NO ADOPTIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED UNLESS WE HAVE A GUARANTEE OF SURGERY AND YOUR VETS INFORMATION.*
This is to ensure a long, happy, and healthy life for our baby.
Hello, I’m Bendix
My favorite thing to do is Purr
What makes me special is I am the runt of the litter and had a hard start to life. We were found and ended up not feeling well and needed to take medicine to get better. I feel so much better now!
I want my new owner to know I am still learning how to Cat.
When I am feeling playful I like to…Run up to you Purring and snuggle in for Love. When it is time to rest I sleep We have a great Kitten room full of everything needed to raise kittens
I am good with Cats and I have no experience around dogs, kids
By nature I am… Affectionate.