One night one of my cats didn't come back, I let them out and they always come back but my 1 year old didn't come back. I stayed up till dawn every night and walked the neighborhood with a bag of cat treats, but no luck. 28 days later I randomly open my front door and to go out and walk the streets and there he was.
He was very skinny and his tail just flopped around and as happy as I was to see him return I was worried. I took him to the vet immediately and the X-rays showed an injury on the third vertebrae past his tail. The vet told me he might not be able to use the litter box...or possibly put down...
He recovered and is as lively as he was and actually can move part of his tail, the tip however has been dragged and whipped around to the point of it being a calloused over wound.
I'm very worried it will become infected or cause other problems if left unattended, should I have that last bit of his tail docked to prevent any further injuries or is it ok?