Keeping our cats safe is without a shadow of a doubt pet parent priority number one.
Unfortunately, we can’t be with them every second of the day. And given their penchant for seeking out adventure, the occasional accident never seems too far away.
Cat injuries come in all shapes and sizes, but the one part of their body that is probably most susceptible to harm is their tail.
Fractured tails can be caused by a wide variety of accidents, from getting hit by a car, to falling off a piece of furniture, to getting it trapped in a door.
Cats’ tails comprise a number of different bones, decreasing in size as they move from the base to the tip.
The further down the fracture – i.e. the nearer to the base – the more serious the injury as this increases the risk of damage to the nerves or blood vessels.