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    Default Re: Bulldog Tail Pockets: What is your secret?

    I use the witch hazel on a paper towel once a week... Winston's pocket isn't that deep, but I do get a lot of hair out of there!!!

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    Default Re: Bulldog Tail Pockets: What is your secret?

    Hi Lisa, sorry I don't have any experience with cleaning tail pockets because Dozer and Blossom don't have a tail pocket. I did find this article on EBN that you wrote on tail pockets.

    What is a Tail Pocket?


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    A tail pocket is a little hidden cave under a bulldog's tail.
    Many new bulldog owners are not even aware that it exists, unless it becomes a problem.






    Do all bulldogs have tail pockets?


    No. Many bulldogs do not have tail pockets at all, but it is more common to have one than uncommon. To find out, you will need to feel at the base of the tail and see if there is any space there that does not see the light of day. If you bulldog has no tail pocket, all you will feel is the base of the tail. Bulldogs with gay tails are usually the lucky ones who have no tail pockets at all. A gay tail is a tail that sticks straight up and rarely lays flat.


    Tail Pocket Care


    It is important to keep the tail pocket clean and dry. If anything gets inside a tail pocket, especially a deep one, it is the perfect place to get infested with yeast or bacteria. It is a dark, moist place and can literally become a problem over night.


    If you clean it and there is any color coming out, something is growing in there. Greyish green, Dark Brown/Reddish, and orange yellow are not good, and can be hard to treat.


    The most important thing while cleaning a tail pocket is to keep it DRY. Using a cleanser with a drying agent in it is best, and you should never clean a tail pocket with just baby wipes or a wet cloth. This will give the yeast/bacteria more moisture to thrive.


    Click here to read how other members clean and maintain their bulldogs' tail pockets.


    No Tail Pocket?


    Check for a tail pocket every few months. A puppy may not have a tail pocket the first 6 months but could get one later as they start to fill out and their bones become wider and thicker. Some bulldogs don't get a tail pocket until they are mature adults.


    Here is another article written by JeannieCO on cleaning and grooming your bulldog, check it out


    The Proper Way to Clean Ears, Nose Ropes, Folds, Tail Pockets and Vulva


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    Colloidal silver and gold bond powder ,once weekly clean

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    Default Re: FAQ: Bulldog Tail Pockets: What is your secret?

    Douxo pads. Depending on what's gong on- once to a few times a week. Blue's is deep and he's prone to yeast there.


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    Default Re: FAQ: Bulldog Tail Pockets: What is your secret?

    For my boy who has a deep pocket and likes to lock that sucker down I use Witch Hazel and sometimes a baby nose sucker filled with Gold Bond powder to squeeze up in there.

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    I have been using the witch hazel and cotton balls to clean Fatsos tail pocket and at first he would run from me when I open the bottle because he doesn't like us doing anything to him but after a couple times he loves it..

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    I don't have this problem either. Dozer and Blossom don't have a tail pocket. Their tails are flat.
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    Default Re: FAQ: Bulldog Tail Pockets: What is your secret?

    Due to a lack of experience and a lack of EBN.....in 2008 we had Vegas's tail pocket closed up. That's how it was explained to us. They would simply close it up. When I picked him up....he no longer had a tail. It wasn't much of a tail to begin with...very tight and inverted. This, in hindsight, was the best option for him. Not a simple surgery and I would ONLY recommend looking into something like this if it was your last choice.

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    Default Re: FAQ: Bulldog Tail Pockets: What is your secret?

    Great info guys

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    Default Re: FAQ: Bulldog Tail Pockets: What is your secret?

    I typically clean out all the hair that accumulates first, then use a cotton pad or thin cloth with witch hazel to clean. I dry using a thin cloth, then squeeze a tiny bit of gold bond medicated powder. This is about once a week. If I notice that it is more gunky than usual, I will use the douxo pads we keep on hand.
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    Default Re: FAQ: Bulldog Tail Pockets: What is your secret?

    Hi
    Just wandering if the witch hazel is 100% pure or watered down some way
    Thanks Mishell

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    Default Re: FAQ: Bulldog Tail Pockets: What is your secret?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mishell View Post
    Hi
    Just wandering if the witch hazel is 100% pure or watered down some way
    Thanks Mishell
    I do not water down
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