Often dog owners can observe strange behavior of their pet and the specific condition of the tail. Friendly dog suddenly becomes aggressive and nervous. The tail looks unnatural, slightly bulged, or it looks strange: this is a clear indication that its structure is broken or damaged.
In some cases, the injured segment of the tail is healing. The consequences of fractures can have a serious impact on the overall condition and individual physiological processes.
The tail of dogs is a specific elongation of the spine. It consists of a number of vertebrae, bones, nerves and blood vessels.
In 99% of cases the main cause of injury of the tail becomes any external factor. There is a list of major reasons:
- the tail was caught in the door or window;
- the fragment is broken due to accidental situation;
- in a fight with other animals.
The injury of the tail is easy to identify. Sometimes the owners themselves cause damage to the tail or see their pet getting injured. On the tail you can see the traces of the fight, bald places, bruising. The greatest danger is a fracture of the base of the tail. There is a danger that the aggressive factors could affect the spine.
Dogs are suffering from severe pain. The tail is not moving at all. There is a strong swelling and tenderness. The consequences of such injuries cannot disappear by themselves. Only veterinarians can help the dog.
Treatment strategy is determined by a specialist who should take into account the overall condition of the affected pet, the degree of damage of the tail, how it affected the basic physiological processes of the animal organism. If the tail is damaged and paralysed, there is only way – the removal of damaged epithelium. Paralyzed parts are not restored. The amputation will not affect the normal lifestyle of a pet.
If your pet had an accident, you will certainly do your best to cure it. However, you should not indulge the animal in times of illness: if the dog gets used to the lack of discipline, it will be difficult to return it. So you should keep the discipline and rules should be allowed by your pet.