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    Quote Originally Posted by Kris1818 View Post
    Hi everyone! I'm new here and Im definitely having tail pocket issues with my BoBo .... He is now 7 years old and until this past March has never had any tail pocket problems. We lost our Frenchie Brooklyn his best friend and we have had problems ever since! The vet swears its just coincidence but I truly believe he is having a hard time. I've been to 3 vets 1 bulldog specialist and numerous medications and nothing is working! All 3 vets want to remove his tail but I feel he is too old and I would be devastated if something where to happen to my boy! This last vet I was given Nolvasan cleanser Baytril 68mg tablets and Mupirocin ointment.Nothing is working ... He's so uncomfortable and stinky ... I have bath washes and I've tried witch hazel ....PLEASE has anyone had success in clearing the infection without tail amputation and how did you do it? I need help! Thank you sooo much!
    Nolvasan is chlorhexidine. Try the essential oils if you can get them. Also try mixing in a little bit of chlorhexidine or preferably a chlorhexidine/ketoconazole shampoo like ketohex or curaseb with some water in a spray bottle, and spray forcibly into the tail area until everything is clean. You can try after the shampoo mixing up a 1% vinegar solution (20% vinegar, 80% water) and spraying that too.Then dry, then apply the mupirocin ointment or maybe even try manuka honey >15 strength (even better). If the infection is deep this probably won't work but again, at least you have tried everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1Chumly View Post
    @Coree. I am so sorry to hear things have not improved. Poor Bubba. And poor you. I did a quick check and it seems UC Davis is THE place to go in CA. Unfortunately, it is not close to you. Road trip? I would seriously consider it as they are the institutions that train the vets you or I see. They are up on all the latest treatments. I would at the very least give them a call and see if they can suggest anything or anyone at all to help you. Do they have him on painkillers? What kind? Please let us know how things are going, we are all pulling for Bubba
    Thank you for your suggestion. I am taking him back to the vet tomorrow with my latest findings of this fishy smell. If they are unable to come up with a diagnosis on this trip, I am going to seek the advice from another bulldog specialist I've been referred to by a few others. If I can't get help there, I will definitely call Uc Davis.
    You had asked about the medications that they have him on now.. He is on Zd ulta dog food, omeprazole for acid reflex. Gabapentin for nerve pain, and Deramaxx for pain. All though we've seen a bit of improvement each time they try something new, he always returns to the same symptoms in time. I'm really not sure how if this is nerve damage from his tail amputation or if it's some sort of infection now that I'm noticing that fishy smell coming from his rear. Thank you so much for all your suggestions! 😊

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    @Coree... sending continued healing prayers... @1Chumly is right-- find a vet school they are using all the up to date technology



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    Quote Originally Posted by Kris1818 View Post
    Hi everyone! I'm new here and Im definitely having tail pocket issues with my BoBo .... He is now 7 years old and until this past March has never had any tail pocket problems. We lost our Frenchie Brooklyn his best friend and we have had problems ever since! The vet swears its just coincidence but I truly believe he is having a hard time. I've been to 3 vets 1 bulldog specialist and numerous medications and nothing is working! All 3 vets want to remove his tail but I feel he is too old and I would be devastated if something where to happen to my boy! This last vet I was given Nolvasan cleanser Baytril 68mg tablets and Mupirocin ointment.Nothing is working ... He's so uncomfortable and stinky ... I have bath washes and I've tried witch hazel ....PLEASE has anyone had success in clearing the infection without tail amputation and how did you do it? I need help! Thank you sooo much!
    Hi Kristy! I would recommend exactly what the ladies above recommended to you. I also just wanted to add that If I could go back in time, I would not do the tail amputation. I know every situation is different, and I read so many positive reviews from others having it done, but after my experience, I would only recommend it as a very last resort. I hope the advice the others have recommended to you has worked for you! 😊

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    How did Bubba get on today at the vets today? I hope they had some answers for you. I am not familiar with either one of those painkillers but that doesn't mean anything so don't be concerned. In the past one time they put Monty on Rimadyl which did absolutely nothing for his pain and so we changed to Tramadol, which helped a lot. Let us know what happened.

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    Poor Bubba! I am praying you find some answers. I know exactly the behavior you are describing, our Barkley does this from time to time and I feel so bad for him. He will scurry from place to place low to the ground and sit down really quick, licking the air, hiding in his crate, etc.

    It seemed to start a few years ago when we moved to Houston and it only gets really bad a couple times a year so I really think it is due to allergies. He has a pretty tight and deep tail pocket but I keep it really clean and never have much hair or gunk come out. When it first started happening I took him to a vet (before we found a great bulldog vet) and they didnít really know but gave him some Apoquel and that seemed to help some plus I was cleaning it and putting Gold bond powder in the tail pocket.

    Heís not on any medication now, I give him Benadryl once in awhile. Like I said, his only happens kind of bad a couple times a year and doesnít last very long. He will usually go to sleep and wake up back to normal. I canít imagine it being non-stop like with Bubba, I know that would drive him and me completely crazy. I really hope you find some answers soon and poor Bubba can get some relief.


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    Coree, how did Bubba's last Vet visit go? Update please...

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    Thank you so much I just ordered all the oils online I went to 3 stores including a health food store and nobody carried them all ... I really hope this helps him !

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    Hi I finally ordered all the oils I went to 3 stores including a health food store and I was unable to find them all . When I mix all the oils together do I just wipe the pocket and leave the oils inside the pocket? I want to make sure Im doing it right! I really appreciate the help my poor boy is so uncomfortable and keeps running from me ... He's sooo stinky I'm so sad and frustrated ... I've also changed his food to Royal Canine Bulldog recipe in hopes that this will help as well .... Thank you again !

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    @Kris1818 I know that you can get essential oils on Amazon-pure/natural oils. The dog food you have is NOT a good food. You need to feed your boy a good, GRAIN FREE food. Many here feed Fromm's. There are others good grain free foods available. @2BullyMama English Bulldog News Forums - English Bulldog Food And Nutrition
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    Quote Originally Posted by helsonwheels View Post
    @Coree as most knows in here, Nyala my brindle has a tail pocket issue. Both vets said same like you "amputation". Well no. Not till ive done my research n homework. Nyala's tail is extremely tight. I have normal "woman hand/fingers" and very tight to get under that tail. But I can guarantee you it's been like almost a year her tail is under controll. Yes she still sits and does the wiggle bum thing n licks the air. That means "hey ma" cleaning time. I clean her pocket every 2 days n it's even programmed in my cell as a reminder. (Cause I get very busy n jump a day). Follow the recipe below and you'll see some change. If your fingers are too big, get the sturdy long Q-tips. And yes use gloves at all times. Recipe mentions ears BUT perfect for ANY infections.

    Here is the essential oil recipe for ear infections or just maintaining good ear*health. Spray*on cotton ball and wipe out ears ...don't spray directly in*ears.In*a 2 ounce glass spray bottle, combine: 15 drops Lavender 15 drops Geranium 15 drops Frankincense 15 drops Basil 10 drops Arborvitae. Fractionated Coconut Oil to fill the bottle about 3/4 of the way full. Shake bottle well before using. Use once a week to treat ears that have an ear infection or once a month as a preventative measure in ears that are prone to recurrent ear infectionsIf ears are especially inflamed or infected, dilute 2 drops of lavender in 4 drops of fractionated coconut oil on a cotton ball and apply lightly to soothe the inflamed ear area.
    Do you apply it to tail pocket area , leave it on, and then put some antibiotic cream or desitin cream on top?

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