My English bulldog kimbo, he has an ingrown tail. Just these past few days, it has a weird smell from that area and his hair from his tail are coming out in small chunks...is that normal because of the heat?
Have you cleaned inside his tail pocket? If not, that's where the smell is coming from. He could have an infection brewing up in there.
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Oh no did his tail actually fall off or is he just losing chunks of hair from his tail? If he's just losing hair, and he has an odor coming from the tail area, maybe he has an infection, or a yeast infection in the tail area. I haven't had any experience with this problem of mange, or yeast infections, or infections of any kind in my guys yet, and I hope I don't ever have to go through this, my guys are still fairly young, they are both only 15 months old. The only thing I would suggest is to take him to the vet to determine if it is an infection, or if it's just normal hair loss. I hope it's nothing serious, and that Kimbo is feeling better soon. Keep us posted.
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Is his tail in a pocket? Is the tail a screw tail? If the tail is tight and in a pocket, then it needs to be cleaned everyday. These pockets collect moisture and bacteria and need to be cleaned with wipes that have a drying agent in them, that is probably why there is a smell. Before we got Gio's tail amputated, he had a pocket that was a full finger deep. We used "Trizchlor 4 wipes" every night to keep his pocket and tail dry and clean.
Definitely an infection, might take him to the vet, he may need some antibiotics. If it is ingrown, you may need to have his tail amputated. Out Lucy had one and it was very painful to her and after the surgery, she is all good. The best thing we ever did for her.
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Can you possibly post some pictures, so we can see exactly what your talking about from the photo?? May be more help.