Guest OurIndy Posted January 21, 2012 Share Posted January 21, 2012 My new hound, call name Wiggles (almost 4 year old female, lots of energy, wiggly as they come) just came to us with a pretty bad happy tail injury. She's very tolerant of us changing the bandages, but shakes it off within 12 hours (I have some bandaging experience, not an expert but not a novice). I'm just wondering, of people who have battled happy tail, how many advocate quick amputation (to protect hound from weeks and weeks of a painful wound and constant re-bandaging) and how many who think you should be persistant with the happy tail healing process (not opting for invasive surgery)? Is the prognosis as bad as it seems from all the horror stories I've heard or are there success stories? I've heard vets say that 75% of animals will eventually lose their tail, but would love some hope or some reality checks from the experts...you guys! So bring on the details, bring on the gore! And those of you who have had success treating happy tail, could you describe your dogs in case there are some traits that seem to predispose a hound to success (high energy vs. low energy, gender, age, etc)? Thanks in advance! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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