Hurt tail...in 6 year old
Roxy was happy go lucky the past few days, although we have been traveling the past 2 days. All of a sudden last night her tail was clamped down and there has been no nub wagging. Even for morning kisses with my niece, who she just adores. She seems to be in pain, although she can still lift it to do a number 2. She has also been lifting one of her back legs more often.
Some history, a few weeks back we were on a walk and Roxy stopped so I walked into her, this "stubbed her nub" and she pulled it down and seemed uncomfortable for a few minutes, but everything went back to normal after about 5 minutes or so.
Any help or advice is appreciated, I have read about "cold tail, dead tail, limp tail" it says, "Cases have been reported after long periods of being in the same position, such as being in a crate" maybe this is the case because we have been traveling for 2 days. "Sites also say "Rest is usually curative in a few days".
I would like to take her to the vet, but am curious to know if anyone has been through this. Reason being, I know they cannot do much for a tail injury, and she has pancreatitis so I do not like to give her any pain medication that is hard on her liver and pancreas (which many pain medication is). If this persists for more than a day we are heading to the vet (grrr...we are visiting, so I have to cross my fingers there is a good vet here).