My great pyrennes, Billy, has taken to biting at the base of his tailk (on
top where tail meets hind quarter). He's developed a sore there. Last year
the vet shaved him on his arm and developed a condition there that was
somewhat similar. He kept***ing at that wound. It stayed clean, but it
didn't heal or grow fur until I put gauze on and lots of tape so he couldn't
get at it.
Dogs will sometimes go overboard with the***ing the wounds thing. A vet
told me he'd seen cases of dogs***ing for long periods til eventually the
skin was gone and the tendons and etc. were exposed. I think Billy might be
this kind of dog. Then again, he might have a skin problem or something I
don't know about.
We're pretty much flea free.
I have used the slicker on him. Maybe that irritated something, but I use it
He likes to jump into mud puddles on walks to cool down.
If you're not familiar with great pyrennes, they have very fancy, plume like
tails. His fur on the base of the tail is thick just like everywhere else on
Anyone have any ideas why a dog would suddenly start biting at the base of
his tail? Any ideas on how to treat this?