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  • My vet took a portion of Finn's corkscrew tail off--the area where he was getting these hot spot type of infections and where there was a major skin fold. So he's pretty much left with a "nub" and no more skin folds to harbor yeast/bacteria. There are some members here whose bully had the entire tail amputated. Your vet and you will have to discuss the best route for your bully though. If you do a search on the forum and type "tail amputation" you will be able to see some threads that discuss this. I can't paste a URL on this message box, unfortunately, but do a search to get some other member's experiences as well.
    Oh boy, the dreaded tail pocket infections. I am too familiar with that as one of my boys, Finn recently underwent partial tail amputation for that reason. He had recurrent infections. I know it's v. painful for our babies so yes, do have it looked at. Your pup may need antibiotics and perhaps some steroids for a few days. Visit our forums as there are various threads re. tail pockets and how to keep them clean and healthy.
    :welcome3: to EBN martybc! I'm Henny :weird: and I've just come by to welcome you to the forum! You can click on my name cali baker at the top of this box and you'll be taken directly to my profile page if you need any assistance or have any questions. There you can post a "Visitor Message" like this one :up: You can also post an Introduction in the "Welcome and Intro Forum". Everyone will want to meet you!
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