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    Since I've had Murphy (5 months old now)I have noticed his ribs flare out in the back part of his rib cage. Today a friend noticed and seemed concerned, is this a problem or something he will grow out of? I've placed a call with the Vet and am waiting to hear back. Any input would be great thanks!!

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    It's something they will grow out of - the ribs are more like cartliage at this age - my Riot has the same thing (Vet confirmed, not a big issue) they usually flare out just after eating our breathing heavy or so it seems. As they get older the ribs will become less flexible. (note: I'm not a Vet do take my comments for what you paid for them )
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    They look like floating ribs. If they are, they might get less visable as he ages. They also may not. Nothing to be concerned about.

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    Thanks guys! We have an appointment on Thursday am just to check! It helps ease my mind that no one on here seems too concerned!

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    That happens when they eat. The one bulge he has looks a bit strange but it looks to be the end of a rib. Doesn't seem like anything to be concerned about but it never hurts to see the vet.

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