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    Default Emma appears to have a tail pocket infection

    I noticed when when I was cleaning her tail pocket on Saturday after her bath that a decent amount of blood came out on the cotton ball. The blood was both brown and bright red. Her tail pocket is deep and to complicate it her tail has an extreme bend that curls right back toward her pocket. I've always been a bit concerned about it. The bend bend is so tight that she can't wag her tail. Anyhoots, I got some Gentizol today from the vet and flushed her out with Malacetic Ultra, then got in there again with a cotton ball to get the excess out. I squeezed in the Gentizol after that. She's been scouting recently but I chalked it up to hair in her tail pocket until I got in deep to clean it.

    Does anyone have any other advice on how to treat this? If it's not a bit better by the week's end I'll take her to the vet. Just cancelled her insurance too, dohhhhh.
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    Boris has a very tight tail pocket with a twist too. I clean it daily with the malacetic wipes. Because there is bleeding you might want to go to the vet so you can get antibiotics too. Once we started cleaning him daily no more issues. Good luck!

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    I've gotten so busy lately that I skipped checking it. I could jus kick myself. Sally & Wilson's tail pockets are open and nice and round. Poor thing cried when I was cleaning it. I'll call the vet tomorrow to see if he wants her in.
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    Oh no, Jeannie! Yes definitely get her to the vet b/c those infections are painful. I know I waited too long the first time Finn had a tail pocket infection and the vet told me it was pretty bad at that point and he was cringing when they cleaned him up. She will likely get a round of antibiotics and maybe a steroid.




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    DRY DRY DRY DRY DRY DRY keep that pocket DRY DRY DRY DRY DRY we didnt get Hershey's pocket dry after a bath.... and it was a mess in a few days.

    Last resort, tail amputation. Gizmo's tail was amputated, extreme surgery, however, no more tail pocket issues, and a VERY Happy Bully without any Bum Issues now

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    @JeannieCO...Great advice above~Yes to vet visit & antibiotics!

    No blame or guilt, it happens and we feel terrible for them. Give
    sweet Emma kisses from Cami & me~Praying for swift healing!


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    I've always been worried about tail amputation. When she was spayed I had the vet look at the curve in her tail because it's an immediate bend and presses against the back of her pocket. I really thought her scooting was due the tissues that will hang out of her bum when she eats them and then poops and I have to pull them out. Sorry to be so graphic but she loves tissues an had gotten ahold of one again.
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    I'm so sorry Emma is going through this Jeannie. Poor girl, but don't feel bad, we know how much you love your babies, and you didn't know. We always try to do the best or them. I'm sorry I don't have any advice regrading tail pockets, Dozer and Blossom don't have a tail pocket, but you have been given great advice from everyone above. I would take her to the vet, to have it checked and get her some antibiotics before it gets infected, so it doesn't get worse. You can discuss tail amputation surgery when you're at the vets, but I would say do this only as a last resort, as Emma has never had this problem before, and it might just be a one time occurrence. With antibiotics, a good cleaning, it should clear up, and hopefully she won't have a problem again. Please keep us posted. Good luck Hun. I hope Emma feel s better soon. Hugs and love to you.
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    @JeannieCO When Blue get a yeast infection in his tail pocket, I found it easier to get in and clean it out when he's getting a bath. It's just much easier since the water acts as a lubricant so it's not so tight and the pain is minimal.
    Try using Douxo shampoo to clean it out, then dry her and follow up right away with Douxo pads. They're self drying so you don't need to fuss much with her pocket.

    Blue's is also very tight and we find this works best for him.


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    Quote Originally Posted by JeannieCO View Post
    I've gotten so busy lately that I skipped checking it. I could jus kick myself. Sally & Wilson's tail pockets are open and nice and round. Poor thing cried when I was cleaning it. I'll call the vet tomorrow to see if he wants her in.
    I'm so sorry it got so bad, I hope the vet will be able to give you the medication to help clear it up. I'm so happy we don't have pockets back there, I cant imagine how bad that must be.

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    Default Re: Emma appears to have a tail pocket infection

    I hope Emma feels better soon. Ambers tail pocket is tight too and Ruby's is even tighter. I use a water pik (old one but works great) with witch hazel. Fill it up with witch hazel and plug it in and stick it in the tail pocket; the gush of witch hazel must feel good on them because Amber and Ruby line up for tail pocket cleaning, then I use the tucks pads to kind of dry it out and finalize it with the lotrimin foot powder. I get one of the baby nose bulbs and fill it with the powder and then sqeeze that up into the tail pocket, works like a charm. Depending on how bad it is would determine if she needs to go to the vet now, you know best on that one. This is the method I use on tail pockets; Ruby had an irritation several weeks ago thanks to me trying something new with their food that didn't work but within 72 hours she was back to normal and tail pocket is good to go now. Give Emma hugs for us and good luck.

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    @JeannieCO how is Ms. Emma today... did you talk with the vet?
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