I knew one guy with a pitbull that had the tail docked because the dog
wagged it so hard and kept breaking it and causing it to bleed and bruise.
I don't see anything wrong with bandaging it until you get to your
vet. Can you call the vet's office and ask what to do until you can get
there? That's what I usually did with my dog, and you'd get more reliable
advice than what you could find on Usenet. Be sure to have the vet check
for fleas and skin disease/allergy. My pitbull had allergies and she'd
*** her fur off sometimes.
> My dog (1 1/2 year old pitbull) has something wrong with the tip of his
> tail. I have an appointment next saturday to get some shots and have it
> looked at but until then ...
> He has itched the very tip of his tail down to the skin. About a 3/4 inch
> area is hairless and sometimes bleeding. He is a very happy dog and
> therefore wags his tail quite a bit. When he gets wagging it hits things
> and I think causes it to start bleeding again. I had bandaged it to avoid
> *** splatter but have since heard that I should not do so. So now I got
> some chlorhexidine cleansing stuff and have some antibacterial cream that
> I've put on his tail. I think because he wags so much it may take a while
> for healing. Any advise?? Am I treating it correctly??
> Thanks for any advise anyone can offer.