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    Hi, I am new to the site and new to owning a bulldog. My little boy Chief is 7 months old now!
    I have always cleaned his tail pocket and he has always been fine with it, he would usually just sit down and stick his tongue out like he was licking the air. However the last few days he hasn't wanted me to go near it. Even wiping his bum he isn't keen on but if I try and go up towards his tail anywhere he runs off and when I have tried to hold him still he has cried out and whined. I am worried that it has started hurting him. I am thinking of taking him to the vet but he doesn't appear to be in any discomfort any other time than when I try to go near it with a wipe. Any suggestions or experiences similar?

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    Hello and to EBN.... I would have the vet check it. An infection can set in quickly and that would be no fun and more pain for both of you... Better to check the wait and it get worse.

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    Default Re: Tail Pocket Drama!

    Poor Chief, sounds like it may be sore in there or infected which will need some medicated cream to help heal. If he continues to refuse cleanings I would take him in just in case he's got a raw bum in there.

    What do you use to clean it with regularly?

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    Thanks for replying! I am hoping its just sore and not infected yet. I use wipes just for everyday. I aso have medicated powder and Vaseline for drying and putting on in case it is dry.
    When he has a bath I get all in there with the shower head and shampoo then make sure it's fully dry after. All of which he hasn't previously minded. I have left it for a day or so just in case it was just a bit sore but I think I will get him booked in at the vet as soon as possible just to put my mind to rest if anything!

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Tail Pocket Drama!

    Could also be his anal glands bothering him..

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    Quote Originally Posted by HelBelle View Post
    Thanks for replying! I am hoping its just sore and not infected yet. I use wipes just for everyday. I aso have medicated powder and Vaseline for drying and putting on in case it is dry.
    When he has a bath I get all in there with the shower head and shampoo then make sure it's fully dry after. All of which he hasn't previously minded. I have left it for a day or so just in case it was just a bit sore but I think I will get him booked in at the vet as soon as possible just to put my mind to rest if anything!

    Thanks!
    That's a good idea! those tail pockets can and do develop infections quite quickly (and they can be nasty). Hoping Chief will start feeling better soon! please keep us updated.




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    My bully Perscilla just came off of a tail pocket infection. She seemed uncomfortable and seemed bothered in that area so I could tell something was going on. I tried to clean around that area and she was not too keen on it at all. Couple things to take note of is a peculiar, rotten smell, redness, and discharge which could indicate an infection. My Perscilla got on a 7 day round of antibiotics and has been perfect ever since! My vet gave me some Hexa wipes, they are really good. They contain an antibacterial and antifungal which I wipe her tail pocket 1 to 2 times a day. Ask your vet about those wipes, they are usually about $20 for 50 wipes.

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