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I  have this kitten.born without a tail,not even a nub.she has trouble pooping. it seems to hurt her. she cries.,and i have not been able to train her to a litter box.she just uses it where she is.what could be causing this

well it sounds to me like she may have a problem with her spine or perhaps even her pelvis. I really do think you need to have her seen my a vet as your kitten may be in some discomfort.

Not having a tail could be an indication of a problem with her spine or pelvis and if she has one birth defect she may have others too.

I hope the vet can help her and that she will be Ok

best wishes KAte


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Kate Tilmouth


I can answer most day to day cat problems encountered by owners. I have a good understanding of cat behaviour and problems which may arise from changes to their daily routine. I can advise on cat training including litter training and general day to day cat care issues. I am not a vet and therefore cannot answer medical questions.


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