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This text is placed here to help breeders and owners who may come in contact with this distressing condition. Please note, I am not an expert, nor do I have veterinary training. However, we have recently established a veterinary-based research group, and you can now download our information sheet which can be printed and taken to your vet. More information will be available as we become established, commission studies, and create a questionnaire with the help of an epidemiologist. If you would like to support the work of the group, please visit our website: www.think-project.org and join up!

You are welcome to print, download or reproduce this information, however, you must acknowledge the source (give the URL), the name of the author, and the 'warning' that I am not a vet to ensure people reading the information are not misled. For information prepared by a vet, please use the veterinary article linked below.

I have gathered information from breeders who have experience of FCK to pass on to those who suddenly find themselves confronted with it but have no information on how to deal with it, and I would like to acknowledge all their contributions. Even the tiniest additional piece of information helps. This web-page is NOT a criticism of breeders or breeding - no good breeder will knowingly breed kittens who will get FCK. If you have a litter, or a kitten with flat chests, I would be very grateful to receive any and all information on your litter as this will add to the body of data available to help others. The article is very long, because I am trying to pass on as much as possible of what I have learned about this condition. I don't believe you can have too much information about this, but I'm sorry about the length!

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