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Cats tail bent after injury

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Icantstopeatinglol Mon 20-Mar-17 18:35:45

Ok so one of my cats came in a few nights ago and it was obvious she'd either hurt herself or killed something as there was blood where she'd been sat and blood on the windowsill (she brings in rats/mice etc so not unusual to see blood!) Not loads just like it's where she had wiped her paws/tail? Anyway she was a bit quiet and we kept an eye on her but she wouldn't let us near her tail and it was obvious she'd done something as the fur looked like she'd been trying to clean it or was wet. A few days later and she seems to have perked up and is eating and climbing about as normal. The only lasting thing is her bent tail! Is this something I should get checked or the fact she's ok now and it doesn't seem to be bothering her should I just see how she goes? Not sure the vet would do anything for a broken tail? Would it just heal itself?

Cheerybigbottom Mon 20-Mar-17 18:42:07

Please get her to the vet. My cat came home like that and he'd been attacked by a fox and needed his tail amputated.

Doesn't sound so serious in your cats case but you can't bend a bone can you? Only break them?

Fluffycloudland77 Mon 20-Mar-17 18:45:46


chemenger Mon 20-Mar-17 19:57:16

She needs to go to the vet and have it checked.

RubbishMantra Mon 20-Mar-17 20:46:29

I wouldn't hesitate to vet her. Cats are masters at masking pain. She'll be suffering, and will purr to self soothe. Probably feels the same as you would, were you to have a broken coccyx. Painful, and needs treatment ASAP.

Icantstopeatinglol Mon 20-Mar-17 20:56:26

Thanks for the replies, I'll get her checked out. She seems ok and was happy for me to stroke her but didn't know they were good at masking pain and I don't want her in pain at all.

Icantstopeatinglol Thu 23-Mar-17 18:38:31

My cat is fine phew! Vet thinks trauma and fits with our neighbours having barbed wire along their fence. Thankfully she's ok, she's had antibiotics and a painkiller injection and I have to take her back next week for a check up. Poor thing tho, she cried all the way there in the car, I felt awful!!

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