My nearly two year old cat has always played its his tail a bit. But in the last couple of months he has been biting it to the point of bleeding. It happened a few times sporadically and now its constant. We are forever cleaning up blood as he bites it then continues to play and swish his tail around the floor etc leaving blood in his path. He gets locked in the laundry at night as he jumps on my DD whilst she is sleeping otherwise. The last few days when we open the laundry door of a morning there is spots of blood everywhere! Walls, washing machine, dryer, sink,floor. It's doing my head in. I have sprayed his tail with the bitter lime spray as recommended by a pet shop but it only worked the first time and now he licks it off which leads to him biting his tail again.
Being pregnant I am really concerned about being in contact with his blood. I have a vet appt on Wednesday but was just wondering if anyone else has experienced this or has any ideas for in the meantime. I have had to put him in our garage today because I can't keep cleaning the blood and risking getting an infection or anything from him whilst pregnant.