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My daschund had to have an injured tail amputated. He has about 3 inches of his tail left. He chases what is left and continually tries to damage it or manipulate it to the point that it bleeds. Almost to the bone. Vet and I have tried everything. The only thing that stops his torture is to wrap the tail which gives it no room to breathe, etc. This procedure appears to give the dog relief with the additional weight and protection of the bandage. Vet isn't sure what it could be unless phantom pains. Vet doesn't believe the behavior is cause by sensitive nerve endings since he has manipulated the tail and the dog acts fine. Bottomline, I have looked for a prosthetic device for a tail or a covering other then bandages that we could use on a permanent basis. Does anyone out there have any ideas? Thanks.
They do make a tail protector wrap. I don't know if they make that size though.
There is a medication called Neurontin (generic name gabapentin) that might give him relief.
And that awesome new product, the no bite collar:
http://www.handicappedpets.com/www/inde ... ollar.html
Says it protects the base of the tail, you'd have to see if that's far enough:
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