Meet Athena: a spunky 5-month-old kitten that holds a special place in her mother’s heart and their family dynamic. Unfortunately, Athena experienced a traumatic accident when she jumped through a house window and landed the wrong way, breaking her tail.
Athena’s family wrapped her tail, but knew that their feline friend required immediate veterinary attention. With just one income, the family struggled to make ends meet, and were worried about how they would cover the costs of Athena’s emergency veterinary visit. Thankfully, Athena’s mom applied for assistance with Fur Kids Foundation, and their request was granted without hesitation.
A cat's tail is a fundamental part of their anatomy, extending from their spine and supporting their balance and movement. It consists of a complex system of bones, muscles, nerves, and blood vessels, making it a fragile area that is prone to injury. The tail also functions as a communication tool for felines.
While it was evident that Athena had broken her tail, other cases may not be as obvious. Here are some signs that your cat may have a broken tail:
It is essential to seek professional veterinary care when your pet has a significant injury such as a broken tail. Cats are skilled at hiding their pain, so it is crucial to be vigilant and proactive in seeking medical attention.
Athena required minor surgery to remove her broken tail and is expected to make a full recovery. We wish Athena and her family all the best and hope she doesn't have any more wild accidents in the future!
No matter what is happening with your fur kid, at any stage of life, Fur Kids Foundation encourages you to call your veterinarian sooner rather than later.
Will you donate $10 today to help us continue to help fur kids get back on their paws? Donations are tax deductible. Or you can join our pack to help get fur kids back on their paws by becoming a volunteer. If you didn’t know, Fur Kids Foundation is 100% run by dedicated volunteers who give their time to help the Foundation raise money with events, take applications, and spread the word about the good work the Foundation does in Campbell County, Wyoming.