pain around tailbone in cats

by nancy
(chilliwack, bc)

My older tabby cat is sensitive to touch around the back area close to his tail and frequently wakes up all of a sudden licking the area.

Answer from kate

hi sounds to me like he may have a flea or parasite issue. this area is a normal place for the t gather and bite him from time to time.

you could try treating him for fleas yourself or perhaps a better option is to have the area looked at by vet to make sure there are no other issues there as well.

sometimes a allergy can also cause this reaction too. please see this page for more on this

best wishes kate

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