I was wondering if anyone had any experience with their dogs and happy tail? or are knowledgeable on the matter?
I have a dog that I've been watching over for a friend that went to military training for the month. The dog is in a crate during the days that I work. i've suspected that the dog chews at tail because I have seen the dog lick itself in the groin area, chew feet, shake itself a few times, and rub back on ground when it is roaming in the yard.
In an attempt to rule out self mutilation through licking and chewing, I've been using the e-collar. The dog spends time in the crate when Im at work 2 days a week from 7-12, and then the other 2 days from 8-4. Other than that, I have the dog out in the yard or on walks and spring poling.
I first noticed that it had lesions on its tail. Ive treated the lesions with some success using nu-stock, neosporin ointment. But its been 2 weeks now, and the lesions went from 2 flat ones to 4-5 open round mound sores.
I took the dog to the vet I part time at and they weren't sure what it was from the looks and didnt suspect ringworm...i was given antibiotics and told to monitor. I have a recheck in 2 weeks if things dont improve.
if lesions arent gone, may have to take aspiration and test for tumor/mass
anyone know what are typical symptoms of happy tail trauma? or know of what the dog could have? id hate to return the dog with an F'd up tail to my buddy even though its likely not my fault.
I don't notice fleas. I gave him capstar, been dusting him with this stuff called Diatamaceous Earth.
Been trying to use Nu stock ointment, anti fungal cream often...shampooing in Ketoconazole and Micanazole products through advice of a dog breeder I know of (patterdale dogs though)...no luck as of 2 weeks (maybe I need to do it longer?)
will try to get pictures once a camera is located