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ASK the VET; Pets and their People.

OUR vet Brian Faulkner, from Petplan, has 16 years of experience and is a freelance working all over the country. Send your questions to Brian at: Petplan, Great West House, Great West Road, Brentford, Middlesex, TW8 9DX or via Petplan's Facebook page facebook.com/PETPLANUK.

Q MY cat is having to have some of his tail cut off because of an accident. I've been told by a friend that this may affect his balance. Is this true?

BRIAN replies: No, your cat will be absolutely fine without his tail. My own cat had to have her tail removed after an accident and she was OK, as are many of my patients when this is necessary. Tails can help cats' balance in extremely tricky situations but the biggest role they play is in selfexpression. Manx cats are born without tails and do not experience more difficulties in life than tailed cats.

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Title Annotation:Features; Opinion Column
Publication:The People (London, England)
Date:Jul 16, 2017
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