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post #11 of 31 (permalink) Old 01-02-2013, 09:36 PM
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You should pm Shepherdmom. She rescued a GSD not too long ago that had to have her tail amputated. I think the dog adjusted nicely.
I'm keeping my fingers crossed for Mojo!
Tasha had to have her tail amputated shortly before we got her. She was 6 almost 7 years old. She was wobbly at first but has adjusted quite nicely. It doesn't seem to bother her at all. On the plus side she doesn't sweep over stuff left on the coffee table like the other dogs do.
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My Libby (who passed away Feb 2012) had her tail amputated after a sebacious cyst burst and she chewed it to the bone. I tried to have the tail saved - surgery twice, wrapping every other day for 6 months, but it woudn't heal. She lost 1/2 the tail - and never noticed a thing.

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Thanks for all the lovely comments, they made me feel much better

It honestly won't bother me at all if she does loose her tail, I was just worried how it would affect her
I guess Dobes and Rotties do just fine without tails - but then they are usually docked as puppies.
I'll keep updating on how she's going
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i hope all goes well, but imho, since i have seen 3 legged dogs running with the four legged dogs and doing fine, your pup will adapt without a tail if need be.
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Keeping everything crossed here that the results come back clear

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I hope everything turns out OK.

>>>> It must save a lot of Christmas ornaments though.<<<<
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i hope the surgery is a success. your dog is going
to be find it she doesn't have a tail.
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what does that mean?
i would think it means a wagging tail won;t send christmas ornaments across the room.
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I had a large GSD mix that at 6 years old got his tail caught in the bumper of a truck. It wouldn't heal and we decided it was best to remove it. There wasn't any difference in the dog at all. None. He even ignored the stump after surgery (we were warned that he might have 'ghost' itches).

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Ask your vet about giving neurontin (gabapentin) for a few weeks post-surgery. We had a boy here, a foster who was so badly neglected he lost his tail, and he wanted to bite it for a few weeks, adding gabapentin seemed to help with the "phantom pains" he seemed to be getting.
He had a pain patch for about 3-4 days after as well.
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