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    We have been trying the oils for almost two weeks and have seen little results. This tail infection is the worst. I've also tried changing his food, but he won't touch anything except the food I've always fed him. And honestly, he doesn't have much of an appetite. I'm guessing because he's so miserable from the infection. We've decided to talk to our vet about tail amputation (even though he's already told us Bugsy is too old for the surgery) and if that's not possible, we will put him down. He's had a great life and we can't watch him suffer any longer. This is something we've been battling for over a year now, and it just keeps on coming back worse and worse.

    Thank you all for the support and checking in with Bugsy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brittanyhall29 View Post
    We have been trying the oils for almost two weeks and have seen little results. This tail infection is the worst. I've also tried changing his food, but he won't touch anything except the food I've always fed him. And honestly, he doesn't have much of an appetite. I'm guessing because he's so miserable from the infection. We've decided to talk to our vet about tail amputation (even though he's already told us Bugsy is too old for the surgery) and if that's not possible, we will put him down. He's had a great life and we can't watch him suffer any longer. This is something we've been battling for over a year now, and it just keeps on coming back worse and worse.

    Thank you all for the support and checking in with Bugsy.

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    Instead of putting him down, can you surrender him to a rescue? My local rescue has a final refuge program for seniors and dogs with end-stage life issues where they want the dogs to be kept comfortable and their care stable and the dogs live out their years in the homes of their dedicated volunteers. At 9 1/2 years old, Bugsy can still have a few more years left.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brittanyhall29 View Post
    We have been trying the oils for almost two weeks and have seen little results. This tail infection is the worst. I've also tried changing his food, but he won't touch anything except the food I've always fed him. And honestly, he doesn't have much of an appetite. I'm guessing because he's so miserable from the infection. We've decided to talk to our vet about tail amputation (even though he's already told us Bugsy is too old for the surgery) and if that's not possible, we will put him down. He's had a great life and we can't watch him suffer any longer. This is something we've been battling for over a year now, and it just keeps on coming back worse and worse.

    Thank you all for the support and checking in with Bugsy.

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    It might take a month to see any impact by the oils... no appetite is probably due to be uncomfortable or in pain.

    Please keep us posted on the surgery


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    What about docking his tail? I have thought about that at times with Punk and her tail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brittanyhall29 View Post
    We have been trying the oils for almost two weeks and have seen little results. This tail infection is the worst. I've also tried changing his food, but he won't touch anything except the food I've always fed him. And honestly, he doesn't have much of an appetite. I'm guessing because he's so miserable from the infection. We've decided to talk to our vet about tail amputation (even though he's already told us Bugsy is too old for the surgery) and if that's not possible, we will put him down. He's had a great life and we can't watch him suffer any longer. This is something we've been battling for over a year now, and it just keeps on coming back worse and worse.

    Thank you all for the support and checking in with Bugsy.

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    When you’re in the tail, do you feel you’re deep enough like you’re touching back end wall? I recall after 2weeks I wasn’t going deep enough till my vet showed me in her office cause there was still blood. I was lucky afterwards it took a week or so but like Christine mention can take a good month. But please don’t put Bugsy down. Surrender Bugsy instead. For you to say “He's had a great life” means you’ve made up your mind. Sorry if it sounds harsh but not for a tail pocket issue. An infection can be cure. He wants to go back to his food so be it but add ginger, turmeric to his meals. Will reduce inflammation. Add fermented sauerkraut n no dairy for time being. Just top his meals with raw veggies n berries. This will help his immune system. But please surrender him n don’t end his life for a tail pocket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brittanyhall29 View Post
    We have been trying the oils for almost two weeks and have seen little results. This tail infection is the worst. I've also tried changing his food, but he won't touch anything except the food I've always fed him. And honestly, he doesn't have much of an appetite. I'm guessing because he's so miserable from the infection. We've decided to talk to our vet about tail amputation (even though he's already told us Bugsy is too old for the surgery) and if that's not possible, we will put him down. He's had a great life and we can't watch him suffer any longer. This is something we've been battling for over a year now, and it just keeps on coming back worse and worse.

    Thank you all for the support and checking in with Bugsy.

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    Best Wishes and Prayers if you do the surgery. We each have our own situations to deal with and we are here to offer support on whatever decision you make.

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    Since 1998, I think we've had 15+ bulldogs come in that were surrendered due to severe tail infections. ZERO of those dogs responded to conservative treatment, antibiotics, weight loss, diet change. Granted, we did not devote a long period of time to this treatment as in all cases, by the time the dogs were surrendered, conservative treatment had already proven to be ineffective. Knowing that resistant tail infections can lead to complications(fistula, sepsis, death), we opt for tail removal...and put an end to the suffering. Even in older dogs, we've had great success. A specialist is recommended and a "Bulldog familiar" one is always best.

    The highest risk is anesthesia. The surgical site looks rather nasty but if the dog can make it past the anesthesia, then a complete recovery and happier times should be expected. If euthanasia is being considered, then an attempt at surgery is a no-brainer, IMO...unless $$$ is an issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brittanyhall29 View Post
    We have been trying the oils for almost two weeks and have seen little results. This tail infection is the worst. I've also tried changing his food, but he won't touch anything except the food I've always fed him. And honestly, he doesn't have much of an appetite. I'm guessing because he's so miserable from the infection. We've decided to talk to our vet about tail amputation (even though he's already told us Bugsy is too old for the surgery) and if that's not possible, we will put him down. He's had a great life and we can't watch him suffer any longer. This is something we've been battling for over a year now, and it just keeps on coming back worse and worse.

    Thank you all for the support and checking in with Bugsy.

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    Ohhhhh I am so sorry to read this. You are the BEST parents ever.


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    How are things going???

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    I think we've decided to go with the surgery and see what happens from there. I will keep you guys updated. Thanks for checking in!

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    Good luck with the surgery and please let us know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brittanyhall29 View Post
    I think we've decided to go with the surgery and see what happens from there. I will keep you guys updated. Thanks for checking in!
    Please keep us posted... we will be praying


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