Not for me my friends gutted. Her little cat came home last week with lacerations and broken claws after a week of antibiotics she has to have her tail removed tomorrow. Any experience of what to expect?
They do use it for balance but manage well without it, Manx cats don't have tails. I did see something about having nerve endings in their tails that sometimes can affect their ability to pass wee and poo which is something you could talk to the vet about.
My old cat her tail amputated. Vet warned us it might affect her balance. The day she got back from the vets she escaped and spent the rest of the day perched on top of the pitched garage roof in a complete huff. Didn't affect her in the slightest, although she did occasionally forget it wasn't there and lick the carpet 😂
I used to live in Indonesia. There are loads of cats there, many of them feral. There is a genetic fault that has been passed to nearly all cats on the island of Java, most of them have no tails, or short tails, or tails with a right angle kink in them! They are fine, no ill side effects.
Don't forget there is also a breed of cat, the manx, that has no tail