Hello everyone. I am new to this site. I have 4 cats and my daughter noticed today that one of our cats' tail was not up in the air like the other three. Nigh-Time is about 12-13 years old. (I don't know the exact age of any of my cats because they were all strays that we took in at one point) We have had him for 12 years. When he was sitting on my lap, I noticed that there is a slight bump in his back near the base of his tail. Thinking back now, I realized that he has had some bowel excretions on his tail on occasion, but I didn't think much of it. I wonder now if his tail is broken and perhaps causing some problems. He is eating, drinking, and behaving fine. I did see him urinating in the livingroom on the carpet the other day. I feel like a dummy, but all of these little sypmtoms are adding up and I will be making an appointment to take him to the vet. I feel bad because I didn't tie any of these things together. If my daughter didn't point out that his tail seemed to be down, I would'nt have given things another thought. When you have cats for so many years, you take things for granted. I love my babies and this one is particularly dear to me. My sister-in-law discovered him years ago downside of her home with rope marks around his neck and tail and singed whiskers. It was obvious that some horrible person abused him, but Nigh is the sweetest, lovable cat. I hope it is not too late to help him. Has anyone else ever experienced anything like this with your cat?
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2/8/05 at 7:06pm