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    Quote Originally Posted by 1Chumly View Post
    Poor little fella! I hope he is feeling better now. Monty's tail kept getting infected (really smelly and yucky) so his bully vet amputated just the very tip that was causing the problem. He also did some corrective surgery on his tail pocket. The change was remarkable and he has been problem (and smell) free ever since. His tail doesn't look any different to what it did before the surgery.

    I see you are in Hempstead, are you seeing a bully vet? If not I highly recommend Brittmore Animal Hospital. It is near I-10 and Beltway 8 which will be a bit of a drive for you, but well worth it. Monty sees Dr Dikeman but I know others on here see other vets there and we all swear by them. If you have a bulldog you really need someone who knows the breed well.

    Hugs to Broly!
    Thank you soo much for your input! No we are not seeing a bully vet, and we will definitely look into the vet you suggested we don't mind the long drive as long as broly gets seen by someone who knows about the breed. When your Montys tail got infected did you do anything that helped the infection? And the vet did mention to us that the tail might have to be operated on but we're just not sure if we want to do that, we are worried about our broly having to go through that :'( one more question does pet insurance cover this type of procedure?

    Thanks again for all of your input.

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    @michael

    Please don't dismember your EB based on one doctor's observation.
    Screw tails and tail pockets are common in EBs and are manageable most of the time.
    Yes this time, it has gotten bad; possibly due to earlier runny stools and secondary infection.
    As "1Chumly" suggests, see another vet if possible.

    After this round of infections heal; take extra care of the tail.
    On a daily basis, EBs need their faces wiped dry 2-3 times and butt/tail pocket wiped at least once.

    Cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelsbroly View Post
    Thank you soo much for your input! No we are not seeing a bully vet, and we will definitely look into the vet you suggested we don't mind the long drive as long as broly gets seen by someone who knows about the breed. When your Montys tail got infected did you do anything that helped the infection? And the vet did mention to us that the tail might have to be operated on but we're just not sure if we want to do that, we are worried about our broly having to go through that :'( one more question does pet insurance cover this type of procedure?

    Thanks again for all of your input.

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    We recently had to have Lambeau's tail removed due to serious infection, the pocket was so deep and tight we could not get in to clean it and the tail was going deeper. Not sure if insurance covers it, but some might. We also had issues with our Banks' tail, but hers was due to extra skin so it was a daily (sometimes a few a day) cleaning to keep the infections away and ensure we would not have to remove her tail -- we were diligent and she lived 9 yrs without ever having an infection because we were able to get in there and keep it clean --- food played a big role in that too - we had to avoid grains, chicken, salmon, and white potato, they all added to the issue at times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelsbroly View Post
    Thank you soo much for your input! No we are not seeing a bully vet, and we will definitely look into the vet you suggested we don't mind the long drive as long as broly gets seen by someone who knows about the breed. When your Montys tail got infected did you do anything that helped the infection? And the vet did mention to us that the tail might have to be operated on but we're just not sure if we want to do that, we are worried about our broly having to go through that :'( one more question does pet insurance cover this type of procedure?

    Thanks again for all of your input.

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    We tried several different things along with antibiotics for the infection but it kept coming back. His pocket was deep and the infection was at the very top and almost impossible to get to under his tail, plus there was a problem with the tip of the tail. IIRC it was pointed inward and aggravating the infection. After all else failed Dr Dikeman suggested removing the tip (less than an inch) and reconstruction on the pocket. It is brilliant! Nothing gets trapped under there anymore, minimal cleaning now as opposed to major excavations before and it is so much easier on Monty.

    -20140907_091556-jpg Monty's tail before the op. The best picture I could find.

    -rear-shot-jpg After the op before all his hair grew back. You can't tell the difference.

    Monty's previous owners said their vet (a regular vet) wanted to amputate his tail completely and my regular vet said it might have to be done but Dr Dikeman didn't think that was necessary at all in his case. Soooo glad I took Monty to see him!

    We don't have insurance so I cannot help you there unforunately. I would definitely get a second opinion before you do any surgery.
    Keep us informed and good luck.
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    Just wanted to update and thank each and everyone of you for your input.
    Broly is now doing fine, he finished all of his medications and the infection is completely gone. The vet we went to suggested we visit a surgery specialist about the tail and possible surgery. Broly is now 3 months and i am thinking that maybe thru regular cleaning of the tail pocket the surgery wont be necessary. Right now the tail pocket is pretty deep and really hard to clean and uncomfortable for him, i am hoping as he grows maybe it wont be as deep and will get easier to clean. If something develops with his tail we will definitely take him to the English bulldog specialist that was recommended here by @1Chumly . One more question vet recommended some special medicated wipes but they are like $20 for 25 count container, anyone know of wipes that are medicated that are not as expensive?

    thanks again to everyone from both Broly and I
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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelsbroly View Post
    Just wanted to update and thank each and everyone of you for your input.
    Broly is now doing fine, he finished all of his medications and the infection is completely gone. The vet we went to suggested we visit a surgery specialist about the tail and possible surgery. Broly is now 3 months and i am thinking that maybe thru regular cleaning of the tail pocket the surgery wont be necessary. Right now the tail pocket is pretty deep and really hard to clean and uncomfortable for him, i am hoping as he grows maybe it wont be as deep and will get easier to clean. If something develops with his tail we will definitely take him to the English bulldog specialist that was recommended here by @1Chumly . One more question vet recommended some special medicated wipes but they are like $20 for 25 count container, anyone know of wipes that are medicated that are not as expensive?

    thanks again to everyone from both Broly and I
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    Yes, I just saw you are in Hempstead. @1Chumly uses the same vet as us which is Brittmoore Animal Hospital in Houston. We use Malacetic medicated wipes for bad breakouts, but we use just plain baby wipes, and witch hazel daily. I buy the medicated wipes off Amazon, they are $20 but at least its 100 count, not 25. They last us a good while bc like I said we use them when really needed but mainly use witch hazel Which is cheap!

    Here's the link to wipes on Amazon:

    Amazon.com: Dechra 100 Count MalAcetic Wet Wipes: Pet Supplies

    And we use this Witch Hazel, which I buy at Walmart, along with plain jane sensitive free baby wipes for folds, tail pockets, paws, etc:

    -wh-wipes-jpg-witch-hazel-jpg

    Hope it helps! And so happy that Broly is back to his normal self again! No more raw hides!

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    You can also order a gallon of chlorohexidene from Amazon for around $25 plus shipping and cut it with filtered water and have enough to make your own pads for a year or two.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TyTysmom View Post
    Yes, I just saw you are in Hempstead. @1Chumly uses the same vet as us which is Brittmoore Animal Hospital in Houston. We use Malacetic medicated wipes for bad breakouts, but we use just plain baby wipes, and witch hazel daily. I buy the medicated wipes off Amazon, they are $20 but at least its 100 count, not 25. They last us a good while bc like I said we use them when really needed but mainly use witch hazel Which is cheap!

    Here's the link to wipes on Amazon:

    Amazon.com: Dechra 100 Count MalAcetic Wet Wipes: Pet Supplies

    And we use this Witch Hazel, which I buy at Walmart, along with plain jane sensitive free baby wipes for folds, tail pockets, paws, etc:

    -wh-wipes-jpg-witch-hazel-jpg

    Hope it helps! And so happy that Broly is back to his normal self again! No more raw hides!
    Thank you! i will defiantly look into those, are the additives in witch hazel better than just using plain baby wipes for the folds?
    @Marine91 that is really interesting! what would be the steps for making your own pads?

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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelsbroly View Post
    Thank you! i will defiantly look into those, are the additives in witch hazel better than just using plain baby wipes for the folds?
    @Marine91 that is really interesting! what would be the steps for making your own pads?
    yes, witch hazel has a drying agent in it. Also helps with yeast, itches, bites, skin irritations and its a great general cleanser. Even for us

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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelsbroly View Post
    @Marine91 that is really interesting! what would be the steps for making your own pads?
    Just get a container you can seal and some round cotton makeup pads. Then dilute the chlorohexidene with 2, 3 or 4 parts water to each part of solution depending on strength required. You can even use it full strength if you want. There are varying strengths you can buy but 2% usually does the trick.

    Amazon.com: Chlorhexidine 2% for Horses & Dogs, One Gallon: Pet Supplies
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