Re: Injuries of docked vs. intact tails
I know this is an old thread, but I don't know if it's bad forum etiquette to wake it back up again. Please tell me if it is!
Morris wagged the tip of his tail bare by banging it off things, now the raw part has a little hard pad on it, just recently he's got a little cut on it which is decorating our house nicely for us. The OH is concerned people are going to wonder what we get up to if they come over before we've noticed it and run around with a cloth!
I was anti-docking because of the stories you hear and I also love the look of the long tail, but I'm starting to see why it could be beneficial to a non-working dog, as the strength of his wag means I wince when he walks around the house. It sounds like a drunk percussion section.
Any tips on how to heal a tail tip once damaged? We're putting plasters around it for a bit of protection, but I think it needs more than that. A mixture of oil and something? Any suggestions?
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