Corsages for the Flat Chested Kitten Syndrome


developed by cat breeder
Anita Hübner

The FCK Flat Corset

After many years I managed to develop a corsage for kittens and puppies who suffer from Flat Chested Kitten Syndrome.

The Corsage...

  • lies pleasantly on the body
  • does not slip when worn
  • enables the kitten / puppy to moove freely
  • if used from early stage the chest can develop normally

The corsage was fitted eleven days after birth. It should be slightly extended (Velcro) every 4 - 6 days.

                       At 3 weeks

After 3 - 4 weeks a check-up should be conducted by the vet. Normally, the corsage can then be removed.

Stages of Flat Chested Kitten Syndrome

4-6 days after birth, the flattened ribcage can be felt by palpation (thorax drawing 2). The last degree of FCK syndrome is a deep furrow on the breastbone, which extends inwards and compresses the heart and lungs so that the kitten / puppy is decreasingly oxygenated.

Thorax drawing 1: normal state

Thorax drawing 2: Chest with FCK syndrome at early stages.

Thorax drawing 3: Thoracic cage at an advanced stage of FCK syndrome.

Important Note

The corsage is no longer effective at an advanced stage of FCK syndrome.
Please discuss with your veterinarian whether the corset is suitable for your pet!