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Hello and thank you for your question. I am a Veterinary Nurse with over 15 years experience and I have assisted in the care of many pets with this particular medical concern. It would be my pleasure to assist you today. Is it possible for me to obtain some additional information from you about your companion?1) Do you have a picture of her tail? 2) Is this is a clean injury or is there bone exposed? 3) Does she live alone or with others? 4) Any history of injury or self-mutilation? 5) Have you located the other half of the tail?
If the bone is exposed, it sounds like this may have been some type of degloving injury. There's not much that can safely be done at home. I would recommend taking her to see a pocket pet vet that can examine her, sedate her, trim the bone back, close the skin over the end of the remaining portion of her tail and give her medication to prevention infection and discomfort. Until you're able to have her seen, I would move her to a hospital cage with a towel as bedding and only a food and water supply. This will prevent bedding from sticking to the bone, help prevent infection and further injury.If you need help finding a vet that can see her, please reply with your city, state and zip code.
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