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    Default Re: Any recommendations on treating tail pocket(tight tail) yeast??

    My Mack is 4 and according to our vet has the tightest cork screw tail he has ever seen. He has only had an infection twice in his 4 years, once when he was 12 weeks old and I didn't know any better and when he was 2 and I had to go away. If Mr Beefy's tail is infected now he needs to be on an antibiotic and you may need to clean the pocket 2 or 3 times a day till it's cleared up. When Mack's was infected I would stand him the tub and wash it out with warm water, you have to really get inside the pocket to make sure you get everything out. To do this I use an ear or nasal ball that they use on babies to clear their noses. Mine has a very narrow end so I can really get it in there, just suck warm water up into it and flush out the pocket. Then you have to make sure you dry it out very very good I use the square facial pads and q tips to really get in there. I never use any kind of ointment or anything like that on his pocket as it only adds to making the problem worse. I clean his tail pocket daily I flush it out with warm water and then dry it. Once i dry it out I have wipes from Glen Haven products that have medicine in them for yeast, I then wipe it all out with a wipe so nothing gets started in there. These wipes are great the medicine is very drying to so that helps a great deal. I use the F3W F is for fungus, the 3 for the strength and the W for wipes. Go to Glen Haven's web site they charts that show you all their products. I swear by their stuff don't know where I would be without them, Mack probably wouldn't have a tail. Please try this for Mr. Beefy as my vet said unless it's infected all the time you really do not to amputate his tail. To many small veins and things that go to other places. let me know if I can help in anyway.

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    @Ann Farley Hamilton I will def try these wipes!!! I've only had Mr.Beefy 2 mnths now and he has been on countless antibiotics which they just stopped because they said it count be making it worse. I am now using Monistat(i know that sounds crazy) and the peroxide and corn starch mix . I clean and dry his tail about 8x's a day due to fact that his tail and butt are so close and his ruptured anal gland is still healing. I also heard that the surgery is a last resort, Mr.Beefy is 3 and 70lbs so the vet said he wouldnt want me to do it unless there was no other remedy.

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    Really stop putting any kind of cream in there as it really makes it worse. Peroxide shouldn't really be used as it doesn't know the difference between good skin and bad and will kill of the good skin to. Just use warm water and then dry and use these wipes I can't say enough about them they saved Mack's tail. Also just make sure he's on a good no grain food as that helps a great deal, Mack eats Taste of the Wild dry food it's a 6 star rated food has done wonders for him.Wiping of his butt every time he poops, I just use a flush-able wipe for that, I keep saying I'll be wiping butts for ever. Please give this a try I think you'll see a difference in a few days. Good luck and please don't hesitate to ask for help from me or anyone on here.

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    At this point I will try anything so no more cream or mix and I'll update on how it goes. He eats GREAT!! we do the evo herring its a grain free. And i steam veggies and freeze fresh fot him > he also gets cottage cheese, organic yogurt, pumpkin, krill oil and kelp. So I am trying my BEST!!! Thanks for the help do u have a fb if so u can add me st8eclipse@yahoo.com

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    Default Re: Any recommendations on treating tail pocket(tight tail) yeast??

    Well you have gotten all the opinions you need I think. I will keep my fingers crossed that this helps, poor thing. I cant remember, is your vet a bully vet? If not then I would maybe take him to see one that specializes in the bullies cuz maybe there is something they know that this vet doesnt?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cali~jenn View Post
    Well you have gotten all the opinions you need I think. I will keep my fingers crossed that this helps, poor thing. I cant remember, is your vet a bully vet? If not then I would maybe take him to see one that specializes in the bullies cuz maybe there is something they know that this vet doesnt?
    I've consulted about 4 different vets, One which was my vet for 17yrs and he is retired. DO to his poor upkeep before we got him its gonna take alot of time, trying new things and hope.

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    After repeated issues with my Bullie having infections and yeast issues with his tail he had to have surgery to remove the portion causing the problem. Surgery went very well, it wasn't cheap but it was worth it to be done with the repeated infections and treatments. Our vet referred me to a specialist to perform the procedure.

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    @gatorfan85 what a great bullie parent you are! I think you and Mr.Beefy are on the right path to getting him healthy, I'm sure he is feeling much better now that he is a part of your family, and knows that you are doing your best so he can be a happy healthy boy! keep us posted on how he's doing!
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    @laurentourville Thank You!!! I have been trying my best. I took some advice from @Ann Fraley Hamilton and his tail looks SOOOO much better. I'm not doing creams anymore and I'm washing it in the tub 3x a day and wiping with glen haven f1 wipes in between. Hope fully after he's been on this bland diet it will help even more. I may just end up having to feed him a raw and bland diet just to prevent the tail poakcte and anal gland issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laurentourville View Post
    @gatorfan85 what a great bullie parent you are! I think you and Mr.Beefy are on the right path to getting him healthy, I'm sure he is feeling much better now that he is a part of your family, and knows that you are doing your best so he can be a happy healthy boy! keep us posted on how he's doing!
    @laurentourville Thank You!!!! I've been trying my BEST! Its ALOT better but hopefully with the bland/raw diet it will be the topper to finish it off. I took some advice from @Ann Farley Hamilton and stopped putting cream on it so now its just 3x day washing it and using glen haven wipes in between. HUGE difference! Thank you guys sooo much for all your help!!

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