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    Im starting to think I will need to clean Lambys tail pocket. She has been really clean with it until recently. What should I cleaning it with? It is not infected.

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    Default Re: Tail pocket cleaning

    Many things you can use, baby wipes and then dry it out. There's many many products to clean folds, wrinkles and tail pockets. sometimes I use a solution of apple cider vinegar 50/50 with water, or witchazel on cotton ball. even antibacterial soap and water will do, most importantly is to keep it dry, dry , dry and occasionally I put a little
    Desitine on my finger and run it through the pocket. Remember to keep that brown gunk from growing in there.
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    if sarahs is not infected then some babywipes and dry it and maybe some desitin if needed. @Sherry has given good suggestions. if sarahs is infected i use chloraseb on a cottonball and some hydrocortisone for itching.

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    Default Re: Tail pocket cleaning

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherry View Post
    Many things you can use, baby wipes and then dry it out. There's many many products to clean folds, wrinkles and tail pockets. sometimes I use a solution of apple cider vinegar 50/50 with water, or witchazel on cotton ball. even antibacterial soap and water will do, most importantly is to keep it dry, dry , dry and occasionally I put a little
    Desitine on my finger and run it through the pocket. Remember to keep that brown gunk from growing in there.
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    Default Re: Tail pocket cleaning

    Thank you! I have the Raw apple cider vinager will that be ok to use?

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    Default Re: Tail pocket cleaning

    I dunno about that (raw vinegar) but I do know that complete and regular cleanings in there is paramount to having a happy rear end! Bea has a deep tail pocket but keeping it clean and dry means no issues...not a one.

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    Is it normal for white pocket tail hair to turn brown? I have cleaned Jacks tail pocket DAILY ever since i brought him home . I've noticed it has become darker down in there...
    I know its clean.. But he used to have white hair under his tail...

    Anyone else with White Bullies have this issue?

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    Thinking of bleaching his bum

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    Default Re: Tail pocket cleaning

    I can't add much more to what @Sherry has already said. If you want to use the apple cider vinegar than it is usually a 50/50 ratio of the vinegar to water to dilute it down. We use baby wipes for sensitive skin and dry it out. Daddy doesn't have a tail pocket but Maggie does.

    @Jack Daniels I don't know about it getting darker or not. Thinking back, maybe Maggie's did get a little darker.

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    Default Re: Tail pocket cleaning

    yes, they get dark when dirty, clean daily is good practice , but as the puppy ages, some areas are going to turn brown, between toes and tail pocket for instance keeping clean will keep away infections.
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    Default Re: Tail pocket cleaning

    Hi Everyone,

    I think Sumo's pocket may be infected. How do i know if it is a deep pocket or not? She woke up this morning, and i first noticed that it smelled bad. She had some diarhea a few days ago and i think maybe some got up there and made it infected? Are there any at home things i can try and fix this? Or is it a vet tomorrow sort of thing? It doesn't seem to be bothering her at all. But it's making me upset that it could be infected. I noticed a bit of brown left on my sheet where she was lying as well.

    Any tips, suggestion would be great! i know this thread was about the prevention of infection, but hoping to get some help!!!

    Thanks!!!

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    Default Re: Tail pocket cleaning

    You need to get up in that fold and clean it out, if it's the way you say it is. use a bit of antibacterial liquid soap , rinse well and clean, clean clean, must get deep as possible in those folds and make sure to dry it out perfectly. use some
    desitine on your finger then to prevent more sores, kinda like diaper rash
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