Tail Trauma in a Scared Kitten

A fuzzy kitten arrived at the shelter with a wound on its tail. It was difficult to examine the kitten because it was not very keen on being approached or touched.

The veterinary team was able to assess that the cat had experienced some trauma to its tail that had caused part of it to be traumatically amputated.

Tail Trauma in a Scared Kitten

The kitten was started on medication to keep her comfortable as well as help with the healing process. Though the kitten would allow our staff very limited contact, the kitten was not friendly by adoption standards. The decision was made to amputate the injured part of the tail so as to allow it to heal properly and then release the kitten back into the community where it was found.

Surgery was successful and the kitten healed quickly from her spay as well as the tail amputation surgeries.

Tail Trauma in a Scared Kitten