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Broken Tail

RoobasMommy

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Our little Queen, Daenerys injured her tail last month. It’s unknown how as she just waltz in to our sons room when we were all playing sporting a new crooked tail... but all my research says that tail injuries are mostly from falls. This would make sense because she is by far the clumsiest cat I’ve ever met (falls off the cat tree, computer desk, runs into chairs, etc)

Anyways, I believe it is broken or dislocated, but my Veternarian (also former employer) treated her her laser treatment and believes the “break/dislocation” is just swelling in the cartilage and that overtime it is likely to improve (he did not do an X-ray). There is however NO nerve damage, because she wags it around fine (now she just looks ridiculous ), she doesn’t mind if you touch it, and honestly I don’t think she notices that it’s any different. I’ve been struggling with the idea that maybe I should get a second opinion though... Has anyone dealt with this type of injury? I’ve had cats all my life and have had lots of foster kittens when I worked in the Vet field and NEVER saw this! I want to make sure she gets the proper care but don’t want to see another Vet if I don’t have to.

Any advice is appreciated :)
 

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Sheldon13

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Ellie injured her tail several years ago:


It had to be amputated about 6 months later due to nerve damage. We still have issues with it but she takes medicine daily to help.

I think if your kitty has no nerve damage there is a good chance it will heal up just fine.


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Cinafina

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@RoobasMommy I wish I could help, but I wouldn't know what to think either! I'd probably feel better having an xray done though :confused:

@Sheldon13 I'm confused how it seemed to heal so well and not cause Ellie any problems, but then lead to nerve damage..? Poor girl!
 

Yoda mom

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@RoobasMommy awhhh healing vibes sent ! Head smooches to Daenerys

Here is an early link by admin with threads referimg to tail issues

A search in the upper right search box for “broken tail “ has other threads too

I know my ve tgives me the option to Broken tail??

My vet will give me the option to how many X-ray views to do considering each individual circumstance to see what’s going on then go from there

Keep us updated often
 

Dublin Riis

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Can he do that? I mean offer laser treatment without looking at an x-ray prior to it? @RoobasMommy Maybe I read it wrong and I apologize if I did. I would have requested an x-ray immediately even though it appears the tail is swishing around without issues.
 
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