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Hi,I would like to know if cats tails change colour after they die.We found a dead cat on the street afew days after ours went missing,hhoweer the tail was totally black,compared to my siamese's brown.
so i wwanted to know if her tail could have changed colour

the only reason I can think that the tail would turn black is that either it was burned or it had started to decompose. Decomposition takes a little while to begin so it may have been too soon for it to have been your cat.

I don't think the tail would change colour for any other reason than these.

best wishes KAte


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Kate Tilmouth


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