As I shared on a previous post, Bandaged Golden Tail, Sugar injured her tail. How? Sugar injured her tail from an emergency door that malfunction. It was a minor tail injury. However, I learned that there’s a lot of blood flow to the tail.
Sugar had no idea she injured her tail. She continued to wag her tail which caused a lot of blood mess. It was a bit scary because Sugar’s tail bleed a lot. I wrapped her tail with a thick towel and I drove her to the vet.
Sugar’s vet had to shave part of her tail in order to clean the wound. For the first week, Sugar had a bandage on her wounded tail and given antibiotics for pain and infections. Then, to prevent reinjuring, her vet creatively used a syringe tube plus bandage. Why? Well, Sugar is a happy dog and wags her tail so much. Sugar’s tail is healing well, but it may take time to be 100%.
5 Things I Learned from Sugar’s Tail Injury
1. Dog Tail is prone to injuries; surprisingly from wagging. It is common on Golden Retrievers known to have happy tails.
2. A dog tail has a rich supply of blood vessels and nerves.
3. Even a minor dog tail wound can bleed a lot.
4. Antibiotics are given to help calm the nerves and allow the wounded tail to heal.
5. Dog tail injury can be painful and Healing time can take time. Sugar, as a Golden Retriever, can be quite stoic and does a good job of hiding the pain. So I watch for any unusual behavior that may indicate any pain or discomfort she may have.
Lots of Golden Thanks to all your kind healing messages.
JeanneP of bichonpawz says
Poor Sugar! We sure do hope she is feeling better soon! That must have been very scary!!
Madi and momrmad says
Oh my goodness Sugar that hurts to read about your injured tail. Crazy malfunctioning door!
Thanks to your peeps for quick action!
Madi your bffff
Amy and Toby says
Thank goodness she’ll be okay and can still use her tail!
Groovy Goldendoodles says
Relief that Sugar is going to be okay in time. Huge fear of mine every single time I close the car door. I have that fear I will hear a loud scream and like you stated – “blood everywhere” Take care Sugar and may you get plenty of treats as you heal.
Mitch and Molly says
We are sending you lots of AireZen and healing vibes, Sugar! We hope your tail will be back to 100% soon!
Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly
Sharon Gilbert says
Hoping Sugar tail heals quickly. Sugar is always smiling and happy! Take Care Sugar and have a good weekend!
M. K. Clinton says
Sending lots of love for continued healing. ♥
Caren Gittleman says
we are so sorry this happened to Sugar but are happy to hear she is on the mend. Thank you for sharing this important information! (((hugs))) and love to Sugar!
Shadow & Ducky's Mom says
Sure glad your tail is healing, Sugar! I know what your Mom is saying about you being stoic – my sweet angel, Callie, was the same way her entire life. I guess you girls just don’t want us to worry about you, even when you’re not feeling 100 percent. But we love you, and want to be sure you ARE feeling 100% so give us a sign once in a while. Okay?
Amber DaWeenie says
Oh No…Sugar!!!! All our paws are crossed for a quick tail recovery!
The Island Cats says
Poor Sugar. We hope her tails heals quickly. When I was a little cat, I got my tail slammed in a door. It really hurt! But fortunately, I only had a small gash in my tail and it healed and I was okay. ~Wally
Hope your tail heals soon Sugar!!
Idaho PugRanch says
We hope your tail is healing well Sugar
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel
Hope you get better soon Sugar, I’m sure wagging is very important to you. I had to share this on my FaceBook page. Pet parents need to know that their dogs can be injuries without even knowing it.
I actually wonder if their are any mental effects on dogs that show their happiness through wagging, especially dogs like goldens that are big waggers. If unable to show their happiness through wagging and then cannot wag, if that effects them n some way?
Jan K says
That must have been so scary when it happened! We’re glad Sugar is on the road to recovery. I can imagine the healing is difficult since I know how those happy tails can go so fast….and they are often whacking against things.
Bell Fur Zoo says
Oh nose Sugar 🙁 We will keep our paws together that it heals quickly!!
Ginger, Matt & Matilda
Hawk aka BrownDog says
Hope Sugar is continuing to heal rapidly.
Y’all come on by,
Hawk aka BrownDog
Sugar, I have been following you on Facebook and I am glad you are not letting your tail injury slow you down. I never thought about the potential dangers of emergency doors and long tails. Ouch! Continuing to send you healing wishes and lots of love. Keep wagging!
Dali DIY says
Ouch! Glad to hear that Sugar is on the mend! Healing thoughts.