A cat’s tail is an extension of their spine. It holds approximately 10% of the bones in their body. The number of bones (caudal vertebrate) in the tail averages between 20 and 23; the number of bones correlates to the breed of the cat and the length of the tail. The vertebrate contribute to bowel control. Injury can cause damage to the bladder, large intestine or anus.
The PURPOSES of our cats' tails are as follows: