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Happy tail syndrome

Discussion in 'Dog Health' started by Pam99, Nov 24, 2021.

  1. Pam99

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    Good evening all, does anyone have any recommendations to fix 'happy tail syndrome'? The end of Rubys tail started bleeding over a week ago. It, dries up but then she keeps knocking it and I'm finding blood splats up the walls. It doesnt seem to be bothering her, but the scab looks to be getting bigger
     
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    Get a plastic hair curler and slip it over the injured part, padding with something soft and permeable like lint if necessary but it has to be something that lets air get to the wound. . Secure with something like Vetwrap, which peels off hair easily. Be aware that when the wound gets to almost-better, it itches like blazes under the scab, so have something like aloe vera gel to put on it.
     
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  3. Pam99

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    Hmm im not sure she'd keep a curler on i took her to the groomers today and she got so excited she wagged her tail to such extreme when i collected her it split and sprayed my hand and jeans with blood . Ive just dawbedcsome sudocreme on the end of it, distracted her with treats and got her to sleep tucked ip. Fingers crossed it helps, most distressing!
     
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    Have you got any syptic powder ....i bought a pot in case i ever cut my dogs nails too short ...it stops bleeding quickly ...have you spoken to your vet about this ...my friend had exactly the same problem and after a year her vet advised to Dock his tail .....i hope you find a solution. ...
     
  5. Pam99

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    No, but i will have a look at that, thank you. I've not contacted the vet as yet because it only happened a week ago, I'm trying to limit excitement in confined spaces. I'll be devastated if she has to have her tail operated on
     
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    Sorry my spelling mistake it is styptic powder ... 16380250670314148306656633778172.jpg
     
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    Hopefully she will become less excitable as she gets older....x
     
  8. JoanneF

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    I've no idea if this would help but what about trying the lagging tubing that you get for pipes? Like this -

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