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I think my cat's tail is broken...

Discussion in 'Cats - all breeds / types' started by luckybum, Jun 6, 2004.

  1. luckybum

    luckybum New Member

    My American-short cat's about 9 years old.. Recently, we took her home.. She used to hang out where my mom works.. When my dad came home today.. he went back out to take out the garbage.. and my cat trailed after him unknowingly.. and her tail go stuck in between an opening in the door. She was wailing like crazy and even peed. and I think it's broken.. The last two inches of her tail is rendered... useless.. It's like hanging downwards. :cry: really... what should i do?? Should I bring her to the vet??

    Oh god.. it's not even.. 2 inches.. it's 6-7 inches?!? :( And she's really scared.. she's avoiding the whole family.
  2. lynnhaz

    lynnhaz New Member

    i would take her to the vet immediately. anything that is broken on a cat, in my opinion, constitutes an emergency. she is probably in alot of pain. they have many bones in their tails. i would be afraid she could go into shock or something. i would not let my kitty be in pain without seeing the vet. maybe he can give her something for pain, wrap the tail. maybe even amputate it, if it is a serious break. (i mean i dont know, but i suppose it is a possibility) i would not wait.
  3. nern

    nern New Member

    I agree....she needs to go to a vet immediately. I imagine a break like that would be pretty painful.
  4. vene

    vene New Member

    Definitely take her to the vet ASAP. She can get an infection and may need antibiotics besides the amputation.

    This reminds me of my first cat Pooky who was born with a broken tail. There was nothing the vet could do for him and it didn't bother him at all.

    This also reminds me of my friend's boss' toddler who got run over by the dad backing out of the driveway on the way to work. The 2 year old did not live. Please, please to anyone who's reading this post. Always know where your little ones (children or furbabies) are before driving off or going anywhere, even at home where they can get locked up in refrigerators, closets, washer + dryer, garages etc.

    I'm sure your cat will be fine after seeing a vet. Just give her lots of TLC and she'll be back to her normal self.
  5. luckybum

    luckybum New Member

    Thx everyone!!! There's a vet a couple of streets down my block. My parents dont' come home till around 9 =_=;; But I'll see what I can do. Thx again!!
  6. Mary_NH

    Mary_NH New Member

    poor kitty...Tony, the foster that just left me, has a healed over fracture about 2" from the end of his tail - no idea if it was ever treated or not but since he was picked up off the streets we'll never know. It didn't seem to bother him at all - you could touch that part of his tail and he was fine but it sure felt strange.

    I bet that is so painful - please let us know how happens
  7. deb2950

    deb2950 New Member

  8. lynnhaz

    lynnhaz New Member

    great article deb2950. informative, thorough, and... pictures! :y_the_best:
  9. luckybum

    luckybum New Member

    Wow. Thx for the article. I looked through it and yeaa.. My cat is having a hard time jumping off of our beds.. She would claw onto our bedcovers and sort of slide.. before she actually jumps off. :| She seems very uncomfortable when we try to carry her.. :(

    My dad's taking her to the vet first thing.. Thx for the responses guys!
  10. deb2950

    deb2950 New Member

    good for you lucky

    hope everything turns out okay for your little friend! :eek:

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