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Feature April 2019 Issue

Tail Injuries

A cat’s tail is an amazing-looking appendage, but less necessary than it is beautiful.

Tail Injuries

Some are self-healing; others require tending.

Rocking chairs, a foot landing in the wrong place, a door closing at the wrong time — all of these can cause tail injuries. Still, “we don’t see that many cat tail injuries,” says Armelle de Laforcade, DVM, an emergency and critical care veterinarian at Tufts’ Foster Hospital for Small Animals. “In the grand scheme of emergencies that come in, it isn’t all that common.”

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