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  1. HELP! My Pit KEEP BANGING HER TAIL AND IT KEEPS BLEEDING

    Hi , Can anyone tell me what to do about a happy Pit that wags her tail so much , she makes it bleed. I have tried
    neo-sporin. and bandages. to no avail., shes two years old now and Im worried. Vet said bandage it but it doesnt work.
    I dont want it to get infected.

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    I have no real advice other then make sure your dog is never happy :P, honestly though, that sucks..have you told the vet the bandages are failing?

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    I have the same problem, Sandi's tail is like a lightning bolt, probably broken in two places after whacking it off the ranch slider & a car door. My only thought has been to tie a tin of beans to the end.

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    Get Nustock

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    I had the same problem, I work at a pharmacy and was able to get a hold of some dermabond. Worked great! I know that stuff isn't over the counter, so maybe try liquid bandaid. Good luck!

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    Hello and welcome to Pit Bull Chat!
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    What a coincidence, just yesterday we were discussing Sydneys' boy Arson who had the same problem and ended up needing surgery to correct it. Hope you get it all figured out! Best of luck! :)

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    I know 2 dogs who've had that problem, ended up getting docked to prevent blood all over the house. :p Always looks godawful though (late docks, I mean).

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    Liquid bandages have worked great for that in my experience

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    We just went through this and had to have a partial dock of our dogs tail because it started dying. That was the worst surgery I have ever had to try to have a dog heal from...took months, and 2 subsequent surgeries. Had I known that in the beginning I would have just done a full dock. GOOD LUCK wish I had some words of wisdom for you :/

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    Yikes, I keep worrying about something like that happening to my girl, her constantly wagging tail is so enthusiastic, if it hits you in the legs it actually feels like a whip - ouch!

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    Someone PLEASE correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't this what Happy Tail Syndrome is and it usually ends up with the tail being docked/amputated?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sydney View Post
    We just went through this and had to have a partial dock of our dogs tail because it started dying. That was the worst surgery I have ever had to try to have a dog heal from...took months, and 2 subsequent surgeries. Had I known that in the beginning I would have just done a full dock. GOOD LUCK wish I had some words of wisdom for you :/
    This!
    My friend who does rescue went tru this with a dog. My grandfather was a hunter with tons of hunting dog knowledge and always said "if you have to dock a adult dogs tail, go totally gone with it". You dock it down like a rotties. Told my friend and the vet, but they didn't listen, did half the tail and the dog still managed to wack it with most of it gone. So then they had to do another operation to take it totally off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sydney View Post
    We just went through this and had to have a partial dock of our dogs tail because it started dying. That was the worst surgery I have ever had to try to have a dog heal from...took months, and 2 subsequent surgeries. Had I known that in the beginning I would have just done a full dock. GOOD LUCK wish I had some words of wisdom for you :/
    Quote Originally Posted by _unoriginal View Post
    Someone PLEASE correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't this what Happy Tail Syndrome is and it usually ends up with the tail being docked/amputated?
    Quote Originally Posted by MsAcer View Post
    This!
    My friend who does rescue went tru this with a dog. My grandfather was a hunter with tons of hunting dog knowledge and always said "if you have to dock a adult dogs tail, go totally gone with it". You dock it down like a rotties. Told my friend and the vet, but they didn't listen, did half the tail and the dog still managed to wack it with most of it gone. So then they had to do another operation to take it totally off.
    ^ Exactly what I was talking about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by _unoriginal View Post
    Someone PLEASE correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't this what Happy Tail Syndrome is and it usually ends up with the tail being docked/amputated?
    Yes, I'm not sure how common it is in pit bulls but it happens all the time with Danes.

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    I'd $#@!ume that Pit Bulls would be the type who's prone to such mishaps. ;) They tend wag their tales with enthusiasm like nothing else I have seen!

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    AND have high pain tolerance!

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    Yeah, sometimes I think that's why Abbey doesn't have a tail. She wags SO hard and SO often I am sure she would have problems if she wasn't docked. Her whole body moves with the force of her stub-wagging.

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