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Good day to you. Please can you advise, if a cat (feral found) has damaged nerves from a tail trauma (mentioned by the vet) is there a way to treat the cat with natural nutrients?  We believe the cat is constipated, if there is damage is this permanent i.e. could it be healed in time on its own? I thank you for your feed back; and i do understand this could be a medical question!

Hi Janis,

This is a tough one to answer. I can help somewhat. First off I would keep him a large dog crate for a week or so.This will allow you to monitor his progress and will prevent further damage to his tail. The constipation is most likely from the nerve damage. You need to give the cat hairball medicine to help him with his stools. He might need a tail amputation to take help with his problem. And you need to make sure he is urinating. Tail nerve damage can affect this. Your vet should be able to provide you with some medicines to help with the cat's recovery.

Next, this is the hard advice to give. If he is a feral cat and you are unable to provide care for him then the humane thing to do would be to euthanise the cat. He will suffer for some time before succumbing to his injuries. And you shouldn't allow the cat to suffer needlessly.

I am attaching some links for you that have some good info about nerve damage. Hope this helps. Good luck and take care.

Ciao, Karen


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I can give advice on cat behavior. I can help about newborn kitten care. I can help with senior cat care. I can answer questions about cat proofing a home or making it cat friendly. I can answer diet questions. I can answer home treatments questions for cats. At present I have 13 cats in home and two ferals outside. And there's always room for one more!


I have over 40 year's experience with cats. Father was a veterinarian and I assisted him in his work. I have 15 cats at present. Most are shelter or feral rescues. I have one purebred cat. I have done cat rescues and foster care. Some thoughts to carry with you. A Cat's 10 Commandments My life is likely to last 15-20 years. Any separation from you is likely to be painful. Give me time to understand what you want of me. Place your trust in me. It is crucial for my well-being. Don't be angry with me for long and don't lock me up as punishment. You have your work, your friends, your entertainments. But I have only you. Talk to me. Even if I don't understand your words, I do understand your voice when speaking to me. Be aware that however you treat me, I will never forget it. Before you swat me, before you strike me, remember that I have teeth that could draw blood. And claws to strike back. And yet I choose not to attack you. If I don't act right then have me checked to see what is wrong. Please take care of me when I grow old. You too will grow old. On the difficult journey, on the ultimate difficult journey, go with me please. Never say you can't bear to watch. Don't make me face this alone. Everything is easier for me if you are there. Because I love you so. Take a moment today to thank God for your pets. Enjoy and take good care of them. Life would be a much duller, less joyful thing without God's critters. Pass this on.

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