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    Default my English bulldog just got his whole tail amputated today

    hi my sweet winston got his tail amputated today. does anyone have any tips to help him, of course the vet sent him home with lots of pain meds and antibiotics. But he still wants to spin on the carpet ( which I know he canít bc of the stitches ) but how can I help him with the discomfort?


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    Default Re: my English bulldog just got his whole tail amputated today

    Call and tell the Vet that he's spinning on the carpet and ask if anything can be given for the inflammation besides what has already been prescribed...maybe an anti-inflammatory med. Tail removal surgical wound is especially nasty looking...for weeks/months...but the discomfort usually wanes in a few days. Infection and wound opening are the primary concerns.

    I recommend that Winston be kept in a kennel with nothing else inside it during this recovery period. He will not be able to further injure the wound site on a hard plastic kennel bottom. Hopefully he won't try to rub his bum on the sides of the kennel. Watch him like a hawk. Spinning and rubbing the surgical area on carpet is NOT GOOD! Also, the kennel confinement will limit his activity while recovering...which is very good.
    If he won't tolerate the kennel then find a way to confine him to a room with a slick smooth floor.

    I hope he recovers quickly...GL!

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    Default Re: my English bulldog just got his whole tail amputated today

    That poor boy. I hope he gets over the discomfort and gets well soon.

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    Default Re: my English bulldog just got his whole tail amputated today

    Oscarmayer. has given you great advice I second all that he has said.

    Wishing your boy a quick recovery! My guy had this done as well but we had no issues he did not even care or notice that he had something done


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    Default Re: my English bulldog just got his whole tail amputated today

    Update : he was super sleepy today! He is doing well and hopefully he heals up soon!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by bhlucas1 View Post
    Update : he was super sleepy today! He is doing well and hopefully he heals up soon!!


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    Great.... the incision will look worse before better, but he will healed up before you know it


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    Default Re: my English bulldog just got his whole tail amputated today

    he was a lot active today but i feel like once itís starts to heal up a little more it will get itchy. Iím worried he will try to itch his back against something and get his self hurt


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    Default Re: my English bulldog just got his whole tail amputated today

    Quote Originally Posted by bhlucas1 View Post
    ... i feel like once it’s starts to heal up a little more it will get itchy.
    If that happens you might consider Spray Benadryl. We've used it for Contact Dermatitis with mixed results...worth a try maybe.

    https://www.amazon.com/Benadryl-Stre...2610014&sr=8-1

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