My cat's tail is broken, What should I do?

Cats My cat's tail is broken, What should I do?, Basically my family and I think our cat's tail is broken. We looked it up online and we basically know it is. At the base of his tail, it goes ...


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14-07-08, 18:16
  My cat's tail is broken, What should I do?
Basically my family and I think our cat's tail is broken. We looked it up online and we basically know it is. At the base of his tail, it goes out for about and inch then falls straight down and he started hissing when I accidentally touched it. [this was before I knew.]
Here are my questions:
Will it heal on it's own?
Will it possibly have to be amputated?
After it heals,will there still be a little kink in his tail?
How much do you think it'd cost for the vet to take a look and work on his tail, if needed?

I just thought I'd ask while I'm waiting for my dad to get back home and take him to the vet.
If you read above, I AM taking him to the vet, so don't worry.


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14-07-08, 18:17
 
1) Your cat's tail may heal on its own, but it might have some defects and discomforts.

2) I do not think that people amputate cats' tails unless it is in critical condition, like crushed by a car.

3) It all depends on how your cat will heal. All cats are different and maybe yours will have quick healing bones.

4) All vets have different costs, so I cannot tell you that. When your father gets home, you may ask him and he might possibly know.


I hope your kitty's tail gets better.
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14-07-08, 18:17
 
go see a vet. bones that are badly broken don't heal on their own.
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14-07-08, 18:18
 
Please take him to a vet. He needs to have a doctor address it so it heals properly and probably will receive meds. for pain...if you break a bone it's painful, the same for a cat!
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14-07-08, 18:18
 
1) No
2) Possibly
3) Probably
4) Don't know, but shouldn't be that much
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  #6  
14-07-08, 18:18
 
I accidentally broke my cats tail before. I had him between my legs and I was kneeling and pulling his mouth to give him his medication, but he jumped backwards at an odd angle and his tail went snap! In about the same spot as your cats too. What you can do is it take the kitty to the vets and my vet felt it and kind of pushed the bones back into place to allow it to heal properly. My cats tail fell straight down too just as you described. Amputation is only ever nessacary if the tail does not heal properly and gets in the way of litter box functions; basically if the tail is so limp it's just dragging there and being a pain. My cat is completely healed now. It took about 2 months for it to feel better for him and he had a kink in his tail for another few months but now it's been a little over a year and you can not feel the kink at all. His tail doesn't stand as straight up as it used too but no big deal. If your cat is fluffy you might have to shave his tail to keep him from crapping on it or something. My cat is a russian blue so therefore short haired, and so he didn't have that problem. The vet cost was about 35$ for me just for the exam and for him to pop it back into place. Hope that helps.
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14-07-08, 18:18
 
take it to the vet. soon. really soon.
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