7 Reasons Why Cats Attack Their Tails

Sudden tail movements awaken their inner hunter.

Prey Drive Triggers

Cats inspect, overgroom and target itchy tail base areas.  

 Fleas or Skin Irritation 

Excessive grooming or chewing signifies discomfort.

Pain or Injury Response

Repetitive motions pacify anxiety or provide stimulation.  

Stress or Boredom Reliever

Issues like neurological disease prompt reflex chasing.   

Medical Causes

Frisky kittens explore moving tail toys with zeal discovering boundaries.

 Youthful Play Antics

Biting scruffs release calming pheromones from tail base.  

Marking Scent Glands  

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