The veterinary checked Maven’s tail today and everything looks great, the wound has closed and the infection is gone. Antibiotics, propolis and regular care helped. No amputation!!! 🙂
Maven is a black smoke cat, meaning that the roots of the hairs are distinctly white (not grayish – the grayish would be ‘normal’, when a cat does not have silver pigment, or is not white).
Silver tabbies and blacks look quite dramatic when they move, especially when they run – the hair parts and the white undercoat shows.
That silver gene influence is all nice and pretty, but when your hair is cut and trimmed after a week of changing bandages and cleaning the wound – that does not look that attractive.
Poor Maven, that is one not so pretty tail top. But, the hair will grow back, and not even a part of the tail will be amputated!!! We are so happy.