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Old 01-06-2013, 10:22 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Poor dog. I hope she has a complete recovery. She sure is pretty.
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:01 PM   #12 (permalink)
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She is beautiful, hope that the news from the vet is good news.
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:53 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Hope the results show it was just in the tail! There was a MWD at our first base that needed to have his tail amputated. He loved to swim and didn't have any problems swimming even after he was turned into a bunny butt lol. His handler was very proud of him. Had the same concerns about swimming you do. Used to see him and the dog alot at the clinic my husband was at. Nice guy. He used to take the dog swimming to let off some energy when they werent on patrol or training.
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Old 01-07-2013, 12:01 AM   #14 (permalink)
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She's beautiful, tail or not!
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Old 01-07-2013, 01:12 AM   #15 (permalink)
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aww she is still smilig what a doll! hope everything turns out well
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Old 01-07-2013, 01:35 AM   #16 (permalink)
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What a sweet, beautiful girl! I hope her recovery is swift and uneventful. Dogs do have an adjustment period after losing their tails; some will go crazy biting at the stump, so watch for that. I wonder if they have the same "phantom limb" issues that some human amputees do?

Swimming shouldn't be an issue. I've seen a lot of dogs with docked tails swimming like pros, so I bet she will do just fine. Of course she will not have her "rudder", so that may be a bit of an adjustment, but if she loves to swim she'll adapt quickly.
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Old 01-07-2013, 02:26 AM   #17 (permalink)
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I just showed her the lovely comments you all made LOL She's sitting on the couch with me

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She might also be having a sudden shooting pain from the surgery. That could cause her to jump like that as well.
She sure is a beauty!
Actually yeah that's true, it looks like that - and the pain makes her get scared because she doesn't understand whats going on.

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Dogs do have an adjustment period after losing their tails; some will go crazy biting at the stump, so watch for that. I wonder if they have the same "phantom limb" issues that some human amputees do?
From what I've read some dogs do seem to have "phantom pain", msvette2u did mention it as well.
Mojo is a really easy going dog so I really really hope we won't have any issues with her biting it *fingers crossed* she's been inside with me all day without the collar on and she's not once even looked at it (but the collar will go back on later when I have to go out)
I'll ask the vet about phantom pain tomorrow when we go to get the results and
a quick checkup!
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Old 01-07-2013, 04:38 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Awww she is beautiful I'm glad she is feeling a bit better. Keeping everything crossed for good results tomorrow.
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in a short time neither of you will notice.
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:24 AM   #20 (permalink)
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as for your swimming questions, there is a doberman that swims in our lake with out a problem. there are always doggie life vests to help your pup get used to the water again.
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