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Trapped tail

Species: dog | Category: medical-surgical | Submitted: 15 April 2009 06:41PM | viewed 3843 times
Q Anthony asks about mason (dog) :

My girlfriend trapped my dog's tail in the boot lid of our car by accident. He yelped, but has been acting fine since. Now he doesn't like us touching his tail. is it worth taking him to the vet or will it just be bruised?

Q Our vet says: It may be bruised but could also be broken. If he is in a lot of pain then your vet could help either way. Does your dog hold his tail at a strange angle? Is there a lump at the point where the tail was trapped? Does your dog have any external damage (bleeding, cuts etc)? Can your dog feel when you gently pinch the very tip of his tail? If everything seems normal then it may just be bruised, but as always on the internet I cannot say for sure and if you are concerned you should take your dog to your vet. In any case a short course of pain relief (if required) should make your dog much more comfortable!

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