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Something is wrong with his tail

PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:46 am
by PathfinderMom91
I’ve had Link since Jan of this year and so far everything has been great. He eats well, poops regularly and is pretty active. Today as I was giving him a bath, I noticed a dark spot on his tail. I touched it and he whipped his tail, like he didn’t want me touching it. I don’t know if he hurt it. He hasn’t shed in a while. He’s about 1 year old so I guess his shedding is slowing down? Please can someone look at his tail and tell me if this is normal?

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Re: Something is wrong with his tail

PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:54 am
by KarrieRee
Not sure what that is-- gonna need ahbd to look at it---
Karrie

Re: Something is wrong with his tail

PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:48 pm
by Drache613
Hello,

His tail looks pretty normal, except for the small black or darker spot. The end of the tail
looks like he lost a bit of the tip, but has healed up?
I don't think it has been injured but maybe it is sensitive right now, for some reason, maybe
a shed possibly coming?

Tracie

Re: Something is wrong with his tail

PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2020 4:46 am
by PathfinderMom91
Drache613 wrote:Hello,

His tail looks pretty normal, except for the small black or darker spot. The end of the tail
looks like he lost a bit of the tip, but has healed up?
I don't think it has been injured but maybe it is sensitive right now, for some reason, maybe
a shed possibly coming?

Tracie


Hey Tracie!
Thanks for your reply. The end of his tail was like that when I bought him. I’m hoping the spot is not serious. I’ll keep you guys posted if anything changes.

Re: Something is wrong with his tail

PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:34 am
by AHBD
I agree that doesn't look like a problem but always good to keep an eye on it. Link is a good looking lemony boy. :)

Re: Something is wrong with his tail

PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:57 am
by PathfinderMom91
AHBD wrote:I agree that doesn't look like a problem but always good to keep an eye on it. Link is a good looking lemony boy. :)


Thanks! He’s my fat boy! Lol I touched the spot today and it didn’t bother him.

Re: Something is wrong with his tail UPDATE

PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2020 7:16 am
by PathfinderMom91
Here’s an update:

I feel like the dark spot has gotten bigger. He had shed around his face and legs but not his tail.

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Re: Something is wrong with his tail

PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:21 pm
by AHBD
That definitely is worse. You'll need a vet to have a look and it may [ probably ] need amputation. Too bad because it didn't start out bad at all.

Re: Something is wrong with his tail

PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2020 1:01 pm
by PathfinderMom91
AHBD wrote:That definitely is worse. You'll need a vet to have a look and it may [ probably ] need amputation. Too bad because it didn't start out bad at all.


What can I do for him in the meantime until I can get him to the ER vet?

Re: Something is wrong with his tail

PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2020 1:06 pm
by AHBD
Soak it in a betadine/water solution. You can use a small jar or cup and dangle his tail in it if he'll sit still with you. Or you can dab it on his tail full strength a couple times a day.

Re: Something is wrong with his tail UPDATE

PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2020 5:06 am
by PathfinderMom91
I have some good news! Link recently shed most of his body/tail, and the dark spot has completely disappeared. I had been soaking it in betadine solution and applying a triple antibiotic cream until I could get a vet.

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