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Weird stance

Discussion in 'Savannah Cat - General Discussion' started by F/3, Jul 22, 2012.

  1. F/3

    F/3 Savannah Super Cat

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    When simba stands he keeps his heels together. Always has. He runs and jumps just fine.
    It's hard to get a picture because when I grab the phone he turns.
    Got a quick one today. Is this normal?

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  2. Medesha

    Medesha Savannah Super Cat

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    T_T He's bowlegged!!!! He's doomed!!!

    /joke

    Sorry, I haven't a clue. As long as he's not favoring one leg or the other, maybe he just likes standing like that? Cats can't look graceful all the time @_@.
     
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  3. WitchyWoman

    WitchyWoman Admin Staff Member

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    One of mine stands like that too. I read on one site years ago (can't remember which breeder) that this is common due to their long legs. My other two don't stand that way, one of whom has way longer legs than the cat with the funny stance. Anyway, it hasn't hampered him in any way and he has no abnormalities in leg or joint structure.
     
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  4. Brigitte Cowell

    Brigitte Cowell Moderator Staff Member

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    It can happen in long-legged cats. Generally speaking, in the cat world we don't want "cow-hocked" cats, but it has been noted in Savannahs that with the long back legs sometimes it appears to be like that but isn't a true fault in most cases :)
     
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  5. Medesha

    Medesha Savannah Super Cat

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    Ohh, now I'm going to stalk Vakai all over the house and see if he does it!
     
  6. xumi's mom

    xumi's mom Susan

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    Xumi does this, too. It's because their hind legs are longer than the front ones. Sometimes it also gives the appearence of swaying when she's slowly walking. When I first noticed this, I said "Hey, you're waddling!" She just looked at me, like "I do NOT waddle! That is merely a cyclic displacement of mass normal to the vector of direction of travel!"
     
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  7. Patti

    Patti Admin Staff Member

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    This is called cow hocking and is a structural defect. It usually doesn't cause any issues with the cat. Here is a pretty detailed presentation on cow hocking:
    http://ragdollworldonline.com/cowhockarticle.pdf
     
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  8. F/3

    F/3 Savannah Super Cat

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    Just noticed auto spell on my phone mispelled weird.
     
  9. Per Lausund

    Per Lausund Moderator Staff Member

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    Many of ours are the same, I guess it´s because they have to place their long legs somehow, and too much bend in the ankle is not optimal. They´re not cow-hocked, it´s quite normal.
     
  10. Medesha

    Medesha Savannah Super Cat

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    Yeah, I didn't like the way that PDF made it sound- unless they're show kitties, it doesn't sound that such a big deal. The PDF made it sound the kittens were part crippled or something!
     

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