Tail problem

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Jul 1, 2007
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Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Our Great Dane Bender has had "happy tail", bare spot from hitting something while wagging. It healed and was just a bare spot for a couple of years. He did it again 2 months ago--we have tried ointment, wrapping with guaze, and taping it over--he won't leave it alone and 3 days ago it looked like a massacre all over the backyard as he chewed the tape and bandage off as well as the tip of his tale--bone showing. Took him to the Vet and he now has a 4 inch tale, but is not recovering as quick as we hoped--hopefully we can bring him home tomorrow while we wave goodbye to vacations for the next 2 years--he's now more expensive than all the dogs I've had in the last 50 years.
Poor boi... :(

It's a shame vet costs are so high in some places...
More than $1200 perhaps, @Nancy McClelland. I forget if that was the cost for one of our bun's treatment over the course of one week.

- This is positive news that you did not take the PTS trip and your Great Dane boy is doing better!

I hope he will not feel bad about his 4-inch stump.

A bun acquaintance accidentally rolled back his wheelable office chair and caught his bun's tail in the process. A speedy trip to savvy DVMs and they were able to remedy. He became a tail-less house bun for many years afterwards. Good not to have a mirror to remind ourselves ...

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