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    bigbrownsmom is offline Senior Member
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    Default"Happy Tail"

    Sadie has a case of the happy tail going on. I have asked her to control her tail wagging, but well she responds by wagging her tail There's a spot on the very end of her tail and every time she wags and hits her tail on anything, it busts open again. Any idea how to protect it while it heals? Thanks.

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    If you can get it to stay on, a toilet roll cardboard tube can do the trick.
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    We'll give it a shot. Not sure which is worse. Working on a moving target or trying to get something to stay on?!

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    Vet wrap will help protect it; pad it with gauze then use the wrap to hold it in place.
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    Tell Sadie you are feeding all of her kibble to the cat. The tail wagging will stop.

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    Pipe insulation (foam wrap) works well too

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    I like the pipe insulation idea!

    We had a shepherd rescue who had "happy tail". It looked like a massacre in his run daily. We put a syringe tube ...what the syringe comes in...(50ml or larger) on the end of his tail, and vet wrapped it so it would not come off.


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    You could get a piece of gauze and cover it with something called "coban". You can buy coban online on amazon, and possibly at the drug store? It is basically a wrap that sticks to itself but will not stick to the skin. We use it in the hospital quite a bit.

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    We went through this with my old girl. She went through 2 cones and 3 vet visits and the tail would not heal. My husband wrapped it too tight one day and about 3 inches of it fell off! Well it was healed completely after that and she never smacked it so hard that it burst open again. Hopefully you guys can figure something out!

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    I think we have made it through the bloody massacre. We have been blood free for about two days now.

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