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Archive for July 28th, 2011

Is your cats tail injured?

Thursday, July 28, 2011
posted by Jim Murphy

Tail injuries are common in cats. These types of injuries can occur if a cat s hit by a car, gets his tail stuck in a door or someone steps on or pull on his tail. You may not think so, but tail injuries can be serious. Cats let you know that their tail is injured in a number of ways. Your cat may cry when you touch his tail, if his tail is broken, you may notice that it’s crooked or that there is a kink in it at the injury site.  If the tail s drooping or dragging or if your cat’ s suddenly incontinent, this could indicate nerve damage.  Other things to look for are lameness in the legs or a lack of sensation when the tail is touched. These things can also indicate nerve damage. Cats depend on their tails for balance and for communication.  If your cat’s tail injured don’t try to fix it yourself or give him any pet medication. Take him to the vet right away. Remember, your pets count!