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    @Vikinggirl thank you. I hope he does too. i'm getting nervous that his tail pocket's gonna get infected while the tail heals. it's a no-win for my poor baby.


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    Default Re: Tail Pockets- What we Learned Yesterday..

    Quote Originally Posted by nycbullymama View Post
    I took Blue and Wellie to the vet yesterday to have them micro chipped, and because Blues tail has been very sore for the last few weeks.

    I thought it was odd since we keep it clean, but with all his allergies, and because it's so tight, we thought maybe it was infected even though we couldn't see it.

    Anyway, vet took a look, swabbed it and said his tail pocket was fine, it's a sprain of his actual tail (the tight little nub). She said they treat it like any other sprain and put him on Rimadyl for 7 days.
    It happened because when we clean him with the wipes, we really get in there. Lesson learned, I will now wrap the wipes on a swab and clean him that way. No more fingers in his tail pocket ..

    So if you has a very tight nub of a tail, be careful with how you clean it- apparently you can sprain the tail..
    thx for the info. Hope Blue feels better soon.
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    @harveyspecter thank you, me too. hate seeing him in pain.


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    Oh my..this is how I clean Abbott's ..yikes.. I guess my method will now change.

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    Holy crap I had never even thought of that! Wonder if i ever did that to Banks??? hers was so tight and she did what you describe of Blue a few times --- thanks for the info and I hope Blue is better soon... kind of like us bruising the tail bone in our arse !
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    Ohh no! I hope that's not what happens to Barkley!! His is very tight and I always gets under there good when I wipe him. He always acts like he loves it and whenever I say "let's clean your butt!" He runs over and turns his butt to me and sticks his tongue in and out while I clean it haha but then when I'm done sometimes he will scurry away and put his butt down fast on the floor in a corner....sometimes he will turn and start licking towards it too. I'll have to start being more gentle with him from now on!!


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    He's been on Rimadyl since Thursday night and there hasn't been a change. He still doesn't want us to touch it.
    Chris had doubts about her diagnosis and I don't know what to think anymore.


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    Quote Originally Posted by nycbullymama View Post
    He's been on Rimadyl since Thursday night and there hasn't been a change. He still doesn't want us to touch it.
    Chris had doubts about her diagnosis and I don't know what to think anymore.
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    Default Re: Tail Pockets- What we Learned Yesterday..

    Quote Originally Posted by nycbullymama View Post
    He's been on Rimadyl since Thursday night and there hasn't been a change. He still doesn't want us to touch it.
    Chris had doubts about her diagnosis and I don't know what to think anymore.
    frank let me get back under his tail about 3-4 days after I was told I sprained it. I was doubtful of the diagnoses too... when he did let me clean him I still had to go very slow and tempt him with a high value treat. he would tuck his butt down the first few times and try to get away, but would no longer snap at me. after about 2-3 days of butt tucking, he was fine and would allow me to do it normally.

    hoping you get to the bottom of this soon.


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    Monty's pocket was very deep (with a tight screw tail) and hard to clean properly which was why his vet suggested the surgery. i have to say it is 100% better now, doesn't get gunky at all and he didn't have to have his tail amputated, just the very tip. Well worth it. Now, if I could just get his hair to grow back we would be in great shape!!
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