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    Default Looking for some advice, my puppy has a tail pocket infection

    Hello everyone! Unfortunately I don't have anyone else in my life who has an English bulldog and I am looking for some advice. I took my 5 and a half month pup Murray to the vet because he was dragging on his rear an awful lot and I was concerned about it, it turns out he has a tail pocket infection he has been on antibiotics and they gave me prescription wipes but he flips out when I clean it (which I do anyways) and it's not looking too much better, though he has stopped dragging on his rear significantly, anyway it's been about a day and doesn't look any better. Looking for advice from anyone who has been through this before! Thanks CC

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    Default Re: Looking for some advice, my puppy has a tail pocket infection

    It takes more than a day, two, or three to get all that yeast and bacteria out.

    One of mine got it badly after his "brother" kept licking him. It took over a week of cleaning twice a day to finally get it under control. We used mal-a-ket wipes.


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    Thank you so much for replying!! My vet prescribed duoxo wipes and an antibiotic called simplicef. I'm hopeful he feels better soon! It's terrible when he's sick

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    Default Re: Looking for some advice, my puppy has a tail pocket infection

    Hi, and welcome to EBN to you and Murray. Nycbullymama is right it takes longer than a day for an infection to clear up.
    Most antibiotic prescriptions are taken for a week to 10 days, and you have to give him the full course for the infection to clear up. Keep giving her the medication and keep cleaning out her pocket, and hopefully it clears up and heals soon. I hope Murray feels better soon. Please post some pictures of him as well. We love pictures on here.
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    Default Re: Looking for some advice, my puppy has a tail pocket infection

    Quote Originally Posted by CCandMurray View Post
    Thank you so much for replying!! My vet prescribed duoxo wipes and an antibiotic called simplicef. I'm hopeful he feels better soon! It's terrible when he's sick

    I would try and see if rewarding works. So show him a treat, then show him the wipe. Be gentle when wiping since it may hurt a bit... Then right after reward with treat. He will learn that there's something in it for him eventually and allow you do clean. But again, their little tails are sensitive so be gentle... maybe more patting rather than rubbing.

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    Poor little guy! I'm sure some of his resistance is because the cleaning process hurts right now since his little tail is infected and irritated. Definitely give him lots of treats before and after the process. He probably won't protest as much once the irritation is cleared up and you're just cleaning it for maintenance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CCandMurray View Post
    Thank you so much for replying!! My vet prescribed duoxo wipes and an antibiotic called simplicef. I'm hopeful he feels better soon! It's terrible when he's sick
    For future reference, do not buy duoxo wipes from your vet. You can get them on amazon for a lot less. You don't need a script to get them.


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    This did help!!! he still doesn't like it but is getting a lot calmer about it! Thank you!!!

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    Thank you! The vet charged me a little over twice the price they're listed for on amazon!!! I'm so glad I found this site-everyone has been so nice and helpful!!!

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    Welcome! This site is amazing, you always have a support system here! I second everything already mentioned in this post! good luck and give time to heal Your bully will be feeling much better soon.

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    fortunately for me Chance has a gay tail so no pocket to clean, knock on wood could change with age so i keep an eye on it. Good luck you have been given great advice, time will heal and bring you two closer, weird the things that make you bind. I do not know what i would of done with out these guys here and both Chance and I benefit and then get to help others with what we have been through a win win situation

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    Quote Originally Posted by CCandMurray View Post
    Hello everyone! Unfortunately I don't have anyone else in my life who has an English bulldog and I am looking for some advice. I took my 5 and a half month pup Murray to the vet because he was dragging on his rear an awful lot and I was concerned about it, it turns out he has a tail pocket infection he has been on antibiotics and they gave me prescription wipes but he flips out when I clean it (which I do anyways) and it's not looking too much better, though he has stopped dragging on his rear significantly, anyway it's been about a day and doesn't look any better. Looking for advice from anyone who has been through this before! Thanks CC
    Alright, so it's been a week and his tail looks a ton better but he's still scooting around on it bit, not all the time but maybe like 10 times a day for a minute at a time...has anyone had this happen? Is this a normal part of the healing process? I'm wondering if maybe there's a cream or ointment I should put on it or if I should just wait to see what the vet says on Friday...any thoughts or advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks again -CC

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