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    Screw tail!! Help!

    Hello! I have my sweet baby. A 5 month old Frenchie that has wicked tail infection right now. Iíve been crying all day. The vet is saying his tail needs amputated. This is his only infection heís had. Is it prudent to do a surgery after just one infection? Vet seems very confident the infections will happen again. Please any advice!!?

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    Post a picture if you can. If it can be tKen care without surgery, i would try that first. Just try to stay ontop of it as far as keeping it clean. I do t understand why would they go to the extreme of amputating. A second opion from another felt can also help . I would do that asap. Hope all goes well.

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    Re: Screw tail!! Help!

    Quote Originally Posted by ashleykt77 View Post
    Hello! I have my sweet baby. A 5 month old Frenchie that has wicked tail infection right now. Iíve been crying all day. The vet is saying his tail needs amputated. This is his only infection heís had. Is it prudent to do a surgery after just one infection? Vet seems very confident the infections will happen again. Please any advice!!?
    can you post a picture? My bulldog had to have his removals the tail was twisted and growing back into the body. Best decision was to amputate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2bullymama View Post
    can you post a picture? My bulldog had to have his removals the tail was twisted and growing back into the body. Best decision was to amputate.
    Yes they said same of my baby. That itís corkscrewed and pushing into his skin. Iím new to all this so I had no idea this was even a thing 😓

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashleykt77 View Post
    Yes they said same of my baby. That itís corkscrewed and pushing into his skin. Iím new to all this so I had no idea this was even a thing
    Itís best to do it why he is this young as the infections will continue they will not stop. My guy had one very bad infection that was really deep and luckily we caught it early enough that we waited a week for the infection to go away had the surgery and he was 10 months old he is now five years old and Never had another infection


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    Quote Originally Posted by 2bullymama View Post
    Itís best to do it why he is this young as the infections will continue they will not stop. My guy had one very bad infection that was really deep and luckily we caught it early enough that we waited a week for the infection to go away had the surgery and he was 10 months old he is now five years old and Never had another infection


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    How was recovery? I am going to get a second opinion but I also think we will need it done. Iím just super scared about a surgery and a painful recovery. Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashleykt77 View Post
    How was recovery? I am going to get a second opinion but I also think we will need it done. Iím just super scared about a surgery and a painful recovery. Thank you!
    Recovery was uneventful second day home he was wanting to run around and play as he normally did. It actually looks horrible but he was fine and recovery was a breeze. I have pictures let me dig them out


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    Quote Originally Posted by 2bullymama View Post
    Recovery was uneventful second day home he was wanting to run around and play as he normally did. It actually looks horrible but he was fine and recovery was a breeze. I have pictures let me dig them out


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    Thatís so reassuring thank you. Was day 1 lots of pain? I feel like this infection was so painful and my kids cried all day that I canít bear another painful event. But this is definitely good to hear. Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashleykt77 View Post
    Thatís so reassuring thank you. Was day 1 lots of pain? I feel like this infection was so painful and my kids cried all day that I canít bear another painful event. But this is definitely good to hear. Thank you
    Not at all he slept the entire time. Day two he was raring to go want to play wanted to run but he remained on crate rest for a week


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    Quote Originally Posted by 2bullymama View Post
    Not at all he slept the entire time. Day two he was raring to go want to play wanted to run but he remained on crate rest for a week


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    Thatís so good to hear. How long did you keep him in crate? And you just let him out to eat/drink and use bathroom Iím assuming? Do you mind me asking what you paid? I feel like my quote was kinda high
    Thanks again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashleykt77 View Post
    Thatís so good to hear. How long did you keep him in crate? And you just let him out to eat/drink and use bathroom Iím assuming? Do you mind me asking what you paid? I feel like my quote was kinda high
    Thanks again!
    His surgery was in 2015ó total cost was $900 with an overnight stay at hospital.

    I think we did an x-pen set up in living room for a week. We fed him in there and only took out for potty in our yard. My boyfriend slept on couch next to him. Iíll try to find the pictures today now that I found the paperwork I know the dates to look at on computer


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