Bleeding Tail

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Bleeding Tail

Post by pdm1983 » Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:15 pm

I have an undocked springer, who over the last week or so his tail has been bleeding at the tip after we have been out working on his hunting. Just looking for some advice on how to manage it without slowing down on his training? I'm no looking for a 'this is why we should dock working spaniels' debate, just some advice on how to manage it, thanks

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Re: Bleeding Tail

Post by romanriver » Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:35 pm

Small bit of gauze and gaffer tape.

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Re: Bleeding Tail

Post by vicky payne » Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:44 pm

Gauze and electrical tape/gaffer tape may work, dog ends are really good (if a tad pricey). you need a dressing which is lightweight and preferably waterproof if you want to keep working the dog. We used to use some stuff called cornucrescine on the horses which helped healing and got hair to grow back quickly and I've often thought it would be worth a go for tail damage...if it sin't illegal now! Make sure you document any damage in case this is a recurring problem and you need to go to the vet about amputation. It helps if there is evidence that you have tried non-surgical methods.

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Re: Bleeding Tail

Post by pdm1983 » Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:07 pm

Thanks, excellent advice, will definatly document it in case a visit to the vet is required. cheers

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Re: Bleeding Tail

Post by Rascal » Wed Mar 13, 2013 6:59 pm

There is a good description with pictures of strapping a dogs tail here too, courtesy of Madrags...

viewtopic.php?f=31&t=437#p4009

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Re: Bleeding Tail

Post by pdm1983 » Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:35 pm

Cheers for sharing that Rascal, top man!

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Re: Bleeding Tail

Post by Rascal » Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:21 pm

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Re: Bleeding Tail

Post by Clam » Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:28 pm

After some advice through the forum I've gone down the Dogendz route. Looks like it's starting to heal at last. Quite spenny though.
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Re: Bleeding Tail

Post by WGD » Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:25 pm

Hope it heals, but if it keeps occurring see about getting it amputated and document your experience. A friend of mine had a cocker with an undocked tail. £2k, 2 operations and 3 weeks in the vet later he now has a cocker with a stump. Hope it doesn't come to that for you but if this is it in training what's it going to be like when you start working the dog for a whole day at a time?
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