• Hello. We have two-week old kittens from a stray cat. We do not know anything about mom cat yet, except she does have visible worms. One kitten is not using her left front leg at all(limping). On closer examination I could feel at the very start of her leg it felt very bulged and rounded. (No visible problems on the outside) They are all going to the vet in a few days but in the meantime I am very worried for her. Could this be a permanent deformity or infection of some sort? I know seeing her is the best way to know, but I just wanted some thoughts/guesses on what this is and if its possibly life-threatening.Thank you.

    Hi Ryan,
    I recommend that you take mom and the kittens into see a veterinarian as soon as possible. The limping with the swelling in the kitten is very concerning. This could be from and injury but it could also be infection or a growth abnormality. If there is infection this can potentially become serious or even life threatening if not treated. Mom having worms is also concerning because she can pass some worms to the kittens which can lead to anemia or other issues depending on the worm load. Your vet can talk to you more about the treatment mom and the kittens need after they have examined them.

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