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pussiette

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Hi there my baby has always had a habit of chewing her tail since she was a little kitten but there has never been any issues. Over the past couple of days we noticed the tip of her tail looked different. We are going to take her to the vet tomorrow night as the man we see is not available today and the vet we spoke to this morning said to bathe it.

Have you ever seen this in any sphynx before?

Help so worried!

Thank you !
 

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Best to go to appointment with an open mind. Provide vet with your feedback with info on whether she is chewing, sucking, how often etc. also share with vet when you see her do it. Please update us.

Patti
 

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View attachment 60972 Hi there my baby has always had a habit of chewing her tail since she was a little kitten but there has never been any issues. Over the past couple of days we noticed the tip of her tail looked different. We are going to take her to the vet tomorrow night as the man we see is not available today and the vet we spoke to this morning said to bathe it.

Have you ever seen this in any sphynx before?

Help so worried!

Thank you !
I do recall another member with a similar issue, she gave him chicken necks to deter him from chewing - Help? Kittens sucking his tail!!!!
 

pussiette

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Thank you for the advice. It's interesting because she's not always biting it just sometimes and when I do see her we tried to tell her to stop. But what's going on with the tip of the tail is very unusual. As it didn't bleed and it is not an open wound. I'm interested to hear of any other people on the forum have seen the tail is it looking like this and what it was.
 

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@pussiette, sending healing vibes - I have no experience with tails but wanted to give support and well wishes-
Smooches to Miss K&L
Namaste,
Tammy n the zoo
 

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@pussiette that looks nasty. My boy Toa has a little wound on tip of his tail from time to time and he never bites or suck his tail. But you wrote that the tip isn't an open wound nor did it bleed. So it will be something different.
Sorry I can't help you, hope the vet knows what it is and how to deal with it. Please keep us posted.

Cuddles for your baby!
Natasja, Toa and Ross
 

pussiette

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Thanks @Toa and Ross She is doing fantastic eating well playing cuddling and not bothering at all about her tail. We are booked in tomorrow night for the vet. They told us to soak it in Betadine today twice.

Really hope they know what it is! Hope it's nothing sinister :(
 

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@pussiette , have you tried Vetericyn spray? I like its non toxic amd Claire bare doesn't seem to be phased by it if I spray a little on her - she goes about playmg without missing a beat with the Vetericyn spray

How is she today? Please keep us updated in her vet visit
((Healing Hugs)))

Hope to see more pics of Miss K&L :)
 

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Oh my goodness. Keep us updated. Sending healing vibes.

Max sucks his tail but other than the skin being a little scaly at the end, there's nothing else amiss.

I hope for a speedy recovery!
 

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Yikes! Hopefully they know what it is and can give you some advice. I have never seen this before. Good luck, and we will be waiting to hear what this is all about.
 

pussiette

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Hi there Kizzy has had an antibiotic injection and been prescribed lotion and an Elizabethan collar for 2 weeks to try to fix her tail which she has chewed on. Fingers crossed it heals nicely. The vet mentioned amputation but I'm not even entertaining that thought right now Thanks for the words of advice ❤
 

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Thanks for the update. Sending you lots of healing vibes and hugs.
 

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@pussiette hope the antibiotics, lotion and collar will help her tail to heal! Amputation? Yikes! Stop biting your tail Kizzy before you have no tail to bite on anymore!!

Sending lot of healing vibes.
 

pussiette

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Just wanting to let the forum know that this process took the tail to heal approximately six weeks during that time she had cone on and off only supervised when she had no cone on with cream from the vet twice daily.
 
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