Domestic cat attacks their own tail because of redirected aggression

Cat playing with tail

I’ve just bumped into another reason why a domestic cat might attack their own tail. We see a lot of this but it is normally in play. It’s just chasing their tail but if they end up biting their tail hard and even, God forbid, going further and biting off the tip of their …

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Tailless domestic cats can have litter box issues

Manx cat

The San Antonio Express-News has a letter from a visitor which discusses a kitten living in Houston with her owner who had an extremely small stub of a tail. The kitten had trouble controlling her urinary flow. The kitten was seen by a veterinarian who she said that cats with vestigial tails have bladder …

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