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My m boxer pup 3 mths. he had his tail docked before I got
my m boxer pup 3 mths. he had his tail docked before I got him at 8 wks old. he started licking & nibbling on it. raw now … read more
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Doctoral Degree
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Has been bitting tail for years... its raw and the only
has been bitting tail for years... its raw and the only thing the vet says is boredom... seemed to get better but today my downstairs looked like a massacre happened .. there was blood squirting from … read more
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Kelly Jones
Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine
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How much of a dogs tail can be docked? I have a healthy 13
How much of a dog's tail can be docked? I have a healthy 13 year old spayed Catahoula, 70#s. Started scooting until she has a quarter size raw spot on the underside of her tail, about 2" above her anu… read more
Dr. Whitehead
Dr. Whitehead
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Doctoral Degree
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What can be done with a dog that has nerve damage to a tail that has been docked. The tail
What can be done with a dog that has nerve damage to a tail that has been docked. The tail does not heal. It goes through stages of scabbing and bleeding from chewing and licking. The dog seems to be … read more
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Dr. Scarlett
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Doctoral Degree
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on an ongoing basis by 4 yrs old schnauzer nips at his tail
on an ongoing basis my 4 yrs old schnauzer nips at his tail as though it irritates him...having the anal glands expressed doesn't seem to make a marked difference. he is groomed on a regular basis...i… read more
Dr. Loretta
Dr. Loretta
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Doctoral Degree
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Hi, i have a question in the docking of tails in dogs..What
Hi, i have a question in the docking of tails in dogs..What problems can docked tails cause in relation to how other dogs respond to them...… read more
Rebecca
Rebecca
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Doctoral Degree
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I have a 3.5yr old rottweiler, we had a family member puppy-sit
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Dr. Peter
Dr. Peter
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boxer: my 7 month..month old..irritated and has been bleeding
my 7 month old boxer has a docked tail. It seems the lenth of the tail is a bit to long because when she sits, the tip of the tail comes in contact with the floor. At first it appeared that the tip wa… read more
Dr. Gary
Dr. Gary
Dog Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
10,170 satisfied customers
My dog has been chasing her tail and has bitten part of it
My dog has been chasing her tail and has bitten part of it off. I have been trying to keep the area clean with peroxide and antiseptic spray but she continues to bite at it until it bleeds what should… read more
Dr. Steve
Dr. Steve
Practicing Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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pit bull: that have a place on their tail..put some Hot Spot
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Kristen McMahon
Kristen McMahon
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Doctoral Degree
180 satisfied customers
2 year old GREYHOUND keeps wagging his tail so that it bleeds
2 year old GREYHOUND keeps wagging his tail so that it bleeds even when hes walking hes constantly wagging… read more
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Dr. Scott
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Doctoral Degree
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Hello. We are looking at English Springer Spaniel pups. My
Hello. We are looking at English Springer Spaniel pups. My husband insists that he wants one without a docked tail. I know the AKC standard is a docked tail. Is there any medical reason to have this d… read more
Dr. Jed
Dr. Jed
Doctoral Degree
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My 9 month old Mini Schnauzer puppy is constantly biting at
My 9 month old Mini Schnauzer puppy is constantly biting at the base of her tail. Her vet can not find any reason for it. No rash, no worms, no flakey skin. Sometimes it wakes her from a sound sleep a… read more
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Dr. Andy
Medical Director
Doctoral Degree
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Can I put Topagen spray on my boxer dogs cropped tail. It is
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Dr. Gary
Dr. Gary
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Doctoral Degree
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beagle: came out of her kennel wining..raw hide earlier.
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Doctoral Degree
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rott: want to get its tail docked is there anyone that still does this
im wanting to buy a rotti pup but want to get its tail docked is there anyone that still does this?… read more
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We have a Standard Poodle that is eight months old. We believe
We have a Standard Poodle that is eight months old. We believe that she is he suffering from nerve damage from her tail being docked. She worries the tail throughout the day and especially at night wh… read more
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Doctor GF
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Doctoral Degree
804 satisfied customers
Corgi: 8 weeks old however, the tail has not been docked.
Hi, Sorry, I am new to this site and needed to take a closer look. I am interested in purchasing a Corgi. It is 8 weeks old however, the tail has not been docked. I have never seen a Corgi with a tail… read more
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