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    My bulldog Mr. Chubbs is one year old. We have been battling issues with his tail all along. It is corkscrew and right up against his body. It has always had yeast I'm sure. We wipe it almost everyday, or at least every other day, with MalAcetic wipes or with standard pet bath wipes. Our vet briefly mentioned that he may benefit from a tail amputation to rid him of the problem and eliminate the source of the problem. Any thoughts or personal experience with this?

    He developed aspiration pneumonia after being neutered and spent the night in the doggie hospital so I'm worried that any other surgery may put him at risk of that again. Any elective surgery I am leaning towards not doing after that experience.

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    Vegas was 7 months old and had a very short and tight corkscrew tail when we had the tail amputation done. It was presented to us as "surgically closing the tail pocket". This was before FB and before EBN, so I didn't really have a place to go. When he was done with surgery....I was shocked that they removed his tail. I cried and cried.

    But...6 years later I can say that it was a good choice for us. He is so much happier without having to fight the continuous infections.


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    -18-weeks-surgery-jpg 18 weeks after surgery

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    Lucy had the same problem and we did the surgery. She did great and is so much happier without an itchy tail.

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    Find a good bully vet that does this type of surgery. We had Lucy's done, because her tail was a tight cork screw and was growing back into her bum. We are fortunate to have an excellent bully vet here in Houston. He did the surgery and she was left with a little bun looking tail and has never had trouble with it again. Best thing we ever did for her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Davidh View Post
    Find a good bully vet that does this type of surgery. We had Lucy's done, because her tail was a tight cork screw and was growing back into her bum. We are fortunate to have an excellent bully vet here in Houston. He did the surgery and she was left with a little bun looking tail and has never had trouble with it again. Best thing we ever did for her.
    how much do these type of surgeries cost?
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    @harveyspecter I don't really remember, it was a long time ago, but I think it was around $600.00.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Davidh View Post
    @harveyspecter I don't really remember, it was a long time ago, but I think it was around $600.00.
    @Davidh ok, thanks
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    Thanks, will keep that in mind. Unfortunately we don't have a bully vet local. Would have to travel a couple hours to get to one :-/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mcleanb7 View Post
    Thanks, will keep that in mind. Unfortunately we don't have a bully vet local. Would have to travel a couple hours to get to one :-/
    Did you check our member recommended vey list to see one is near you
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    I've been on bullynet.com and the only one in my state is an hour and a half away

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    Did you check our member recommended vey list to see one is near you
    how do I find this on the site?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mcleanb7 View Post
    how do I find this on the site?
    English Bulldog News Forums - English Bulldog News Recommended English Bulldog Veterinarians
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