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.