My cat bites his own tail.
May 2, 2009 10:48 AM Subscribe
My stupid cat
keeps biting his own tail to the point where he's drawing blood.
posted by desjardins to Pets & Animals (21 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
He's a male neutered DSH around 2.5 years old. He's (knock on wood) been healthy and seems fine other than this. He doesn't seem to realize his tail is attached to him and chases it. He acts as if it's threatening him. I have found trails of blood on the floor and a scab on the very tip of his tail (about 1 cm in length). It does not look infected. Today when I came home he was actively bleeding so I put styptic powder on the wound to heal it. He's sleeping now and not acting strangely (well, more strangely than usual).
We do have another cat
(and 2 dogs
) in the household but I am sure they are not doing this to him. The cats do play-fight but bite each other on the neck, not the tails. The dogs ignore the cats.
Anyway, how do I stop him?