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post #1 of 12
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I'm new to this site and not sure if this is the correct place to post this but I am desperate for help and advise.

About 6 days ago my 12 month old cat "Simba" come in and I noticed that the last 1 1/2 inch's of his tail was just hanging due to what looked like a brake.

Also about another inch up his tail was what seemed to be another brake although this one didn't look as bad as the first and wasn't causing that part of the tail to hang.

Even though Simba had these injures he seemed quit happy and ate, drank and went to the toilet.

The next morning I was about to take him to the vets when he escaped out the window.

Despite looking high and low for him he didn't come back till this afternoon, nearly five days latter.

I found him trying to walk across the garden which was almost impossible for him to do as his back legs keeped giving away.

I picked him up and rushed him to the vets before it closed.

On the way to the vets I see noticed that the part of his tail below the bad brake had gone black and the fur had fallen off.

When we see the Vet I explained all about his tail but he didn't seem to think that the tail was causing the problems with his back legs but thought he probably had damaged his Spine or pelvis in a road accident.

Then went on to tell me that if this was the case the costs could go into £1000's or I could get him put down!. Which is not an option for me.

Simba has been keeped at the vets tonight and is going to be X-rayed in the morning.

I do not believe though that he has been In a road accident and think that his back legs have gone like that because of somthing called Tail Jerk.

I would love to here from anyone who's cats have had this problem.


post #2 of 12

Sadly, it sounds like your cat has been hit by a car. The tail break could have been done by a bicycle or a skateboard, but the latter symptoms say to me anyway that he collided with a car.

I wish you the best of luck with this cat-
post #3 of 12
Nick...I'm very sorry to hear about your kitty and I'm sending many healing vibes.
post #4 of 12
Nick I am so sorry about your cat. It's a shame he escaped out of the window before you could get him to the vet.
Do you have pet insurance? Hopefully they will cover the vet bills.
I hope he is ok and recovers ASAP. Keep us updated.
post #5 of 12
try cats protection leauge or rspca if you need help with vets fees.

i hope he recovers quickly.
post #6 of 12
So sorry to hear about your little cat! Sending your and your kitty good vibes from myself and my 2 cats (Dandy & Daisy).

(((((((((((((good vibes))))))))))
post #7 of 12
Hi Nick, I am glad you found the site but am so sorry it was under these circumstances. I agree with Hissy that is sounds like your cat was involved in an accident, such as being hit by a car. I am glad you got him in to the vets office. I will keep him in my thoughts and prayers and wish you the best of luck with him.

I haven't heard of anything called tail jerk, but I would encourage you to post in our health & nutrition section of the forums. We have knowledgeable people who check that area often and they might be able to offer a little more advice.

If you need any help finding your way around the site, please send me a private message. I will be happy to help in any way I can.

Good luck to you and Simba, please keep us updated.
post #8 of 12
Thread Starter 
Hi again! ,

I would like to start off by thanking all the well wishers onTheCatSite.com for all there replies to last nights thread, (Desperate for help and advise).

I am glad to say that things have improved with Simba and things are not looking as bleak as they were last night.

The Vet was right with what he originally said. His rear legs collapsing was due to him being hit by a car not his tail being broken.

The good news is that he has been X-rayed this morning and although he has broken his pelvis in two places the injures haven't caused any serious damaged.

So he doesn't need any operations and most all there is know more talk of him being put to sleep.

He has got to have 6-8 weeks cage recovery but as long as it all goes to plan he should be fine.

The Vet is just waiting for him to pass urine and then he can come home.

I dont know what id of done if things had turned for the worse.

Thanks everyone once again for all the support and advice and I will keep you all posted on Simbas progress.

Nick & Simba
post #9 of 12
the poor thing!

I'm so glad that things seem to be on the up.

wishing you luck and sending you vibes for a swift recovery!
post #10 of 12
So glad to hear that things took a better turn for you and Simba.
post #11 of 12
Oh dear sorry to hear about simba's accident~but glad things are looking better now for him.
Let us know how he gets on ...
post #12 of 12
Hi there Nick we're so happy to welcome you and Simba to TCS. I'm sure you'll enjoy your stay with us - we're one great big family and you'll find loads of friends here. If I can help at all while you're finding your way around TCS just click on my username and send me a Personal Message - I'll do what I can to answer your questions

I'm so sorry to hear of his accident, but it's great news that he should recover from this and not require invasive treatment. Sending loads of healing vibes to your boy!
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