Prognosis for Cat next to Broken Tail?
My cat has a fractured tail, she is on anti inflammatory meds and antibiotics, she has not regained sensation in her tail (she was injured on Thursday 27th). She has be using her litter tray to urinate but not to defecate. I am really worried that she has been left incontinent of faeces and I would resembling to ask if anyone has had a similar experience or who might know how long it could whip for her bowels to function properly. She's only 3 and she's so happy and content otherwise, I newly want to know how long it could take for her to be able to use her litter tray okay or if she’s possible to have been damaged for always.
They only cost a couple of pounds and would be all right worth it to help her to feel a little more comfortable. You can also mix a teaspoon of olive grease into her food everyday, this will help to keep the digestive tract lubricated and her stools soft.
Seeing as she didn't break her pelvis I would say that the probability of her having any permenant problems in this area are pretty slim.
An incontinent cat would poop anywhere in the house, and not necessarily use the litter box. This being said, the anti-inflamatory meds may be constipating for her, and I would give your vet a name about this issue.
She may be in pain from the surgery, as all right, and it may be too painful for her to defecate. But since I am not a veterinarian, all I can say is that this is an issue that wants a call to your vet for help. Three days is a long time for a cat not to poop.
I had a cat near a broken tail and did not have this problem, so it may be more due to the medications she is receiving that is to say causing the problem.
I am so sorry about her injury. I know how upsetting it is when our beloved cat is hurt like this. Good luck to you and do hang on to us posted on her progress.
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If your cat doesn't poop for a couple of days, the feces can solidify in her colon and make it very difficult and bloody to defecate. If this happens, you can give her some milk.since it sometimes causes diarrhea, it should loosen her stool and gross it easier to eliminate.
If the tail seems to drag around and get "surrounded by the way", you might consider having surgery to remove the part that's past the fracture...whether the vet doesn't think the fracture will heal properly.
So sorry for your cat.I'm sure you grain as bad as she does!
Good luck to BOTH of you..
I'm thinking her medication has more to do with her litter problems than her broken tail does. Antibiotics do odd things to anyone's bodies. If it keep up I'd call the vet and see what's wrong. I think you should also feed her something to grasp her going, like more wet food.
If the broken tail is as a result of a car accident, there may be other pelvic injuries that are more serious and cause the problems.
If it's just a straightforward tail fracture (no other injuries), it could be pain that is preventing her from using her litter tray properly.
The problem is that whether she isn't defecating, she will easily get constipated, and the faeces will become dry and painful to ratify, further exacerbating the problem. Did your vet give you a treatment plan, e.g. did he discuss amputation with you? Hopefully your cat is also on painkillers, if not - you can ask for them tomorrow.
Don't be too worried approximately trying to save the tail - cats learn to cope unbelievably well without one. I shortened a cats tail a few weeks ago - it had gotten trapped surrounded by a door and the cat was quite sore. As soon as we had removed the paragraph with the fractures it was fine, and went domestic that day. No problems since!
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awwww poor kitty, i feel her twinge :(
Good luck-it is difficult to see them this way.
I'm fostering a kitten right now who had to hold her tail amputated (she appears to have gotten it mangled in the fan belt of a car). The tail be dead, but now that it's removed all but one or two vertebrae she is awareness ever so much better!
Best wishes to you and your cat.