The skin on my cat’s tail twitches and she digs and bites at it. What can I do?
Your first step is taking her to your veterinarian for a checkup. She may have parasites on her skin, or some kind of fungal or bacterial infection. She may also be having an allergic reaction to something. Your veterinarian can test for these conditions with a skin scrape and some blood tests. All of them are treatable.
If the exam and tests are normal, your kitty may have feline hyperesthesia syndrome. This is a condition where the nerve cells become overly sensitive and react to nearly any stimulus. Though there is no cure for hyperesthesia, it isn’t dangerous to your pet’s health. Unless your cat seems to be experiencing pain or discomfort, she should be able to lead a normal life without treatment for her condition.
Note: All content provided on HealthyPet.com, is meant for educational purposes only on health care and medical issues that may affect pets and should never be used to replace professional veterinary care from a licensed veterinarian. This site and its services do not constitute the practice of any veterinary medical health care advice, diagnosis or treatment.