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    Hey all! First post here. So Iím having troubles with Sassy and her ďtailĒ. It traps poop underneath and we have to wipe her bottom every time she comes in from the yard. I worry about her getting sores underneath where I canít see and Iím afraid Iím hurting her because Her tail is very rigid and there isnít a lot of room to get my hand with a washcloth in there. Itís also a pain, and because my kids donít wipe her when they let her in, Iím forever cleaning up poop. Obviously her wellbeing is my top priority though. Has anyone here had experience with this? Iím wondering if anyone knows if vets can fix this by docking her tail or if that would be terrible for her.


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    I would advice to order everyone in the house to clean her under the tail rather that dock or amputate it. Desitin is also very good to help when sore and to prevent it from getting sore.

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    How old is Sassy? I know that sometimes as pups grow their tails will change... my Willow has a very tight tail, and I have to clean our her tail pocket regularly. But there are some members that ended up having tail amputation for their pups, it's not that unheard of... I will tag some members @2BullyMama @cali baker

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddnene View Post
    How old is Sassy? I know that sometimes as pups grow their tails will change... my Willow has a very tight tail, and I have to clean our her tail pocket regularly. But there are some members that ended up having tail amputation for their pups, it's not that unheard of... I will tag some members @2BullyMama @cali baker
    Sheís a year and a half, it has for sure gotten better since she was little but itís still pretty bad. My main concern is potential infection but Iím also pretty over having poop everywhere. If there was no solution I would just deal with it but if docking/ amputation is an option Iíd like to look into it


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    @SassysMom, Welcome to EBN!

    How old is she? Big chances are when she’ll continue growing n widen, her tail will probably not even touch her bottom butt anymore. My brindle has tail pocket issue but been cleaning it for over 4yrs. It becomes a routine/maintenance that’s all. I sure wouldn’t do an amputation especially if it’s just a cleaning butt thingy. Why put a dog through an amputation, infection, meds that will throw off the immune system, the cost.....when she’s perfectly healthy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SassysMom View Post
    Sheís a year and a half, it has for sure gotten better since she was little but itís still pretty bad. My main concern is potential infection but Iím also pretty over having poop everywhere. If there was no solution I would just deal with it but if docking/ amputation is an option Iíd like to look into it


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    We had to have Lambeau's tail removed due to it growing back into his body and causing infections. Our girl, Banks, had a vey tight tail, most vets will not dock or remove a tail unless there is a medical need, i.e chronic infections or the tail growth causing issue.

    Sassy's tail long pretty good.... it there is always poo stuck to her.... how is her poo? it is runny or too soft?
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    I also wonder about the firmness of the stool. If it's too soft, this may be a food problem vs a tail cleaning problem.

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    I recommend against amputation unless there is a medical need. Cleaning is just something you may have to do for the rest of her life. A box of baby wipes(and maybe a box of latex gloves) next to the door will come in handy.

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    I use Tooshie wipes for Ralph, he loves them. https://www.amazon.com/s?k=tooshie+w...nb_sb_ss_i_3_8

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