My Dog Has A Sore On Her Tail. What Can I Do?


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Florent Lefortier Profile
There are actually several things that you can do to help your dog's tail heal!

How To Heal A Sore On Your Dog's Tail
First of all, I suggest you stop your dog licking her tail, as this will only keep the wound open and will stop a protective scab from forming.

Obviously, you can't watch your dog twenty-four hours a day, so buying a cone (pictured) from the pet-store is probably your best bet!

You could also try cleaning the sore with warm salt-water, in combination with making your dog wear a cone.

If the sore hasn't got any better after a couple of days, you'll probably have to take her to the vet - she might need some antibiotics (which can come in the form of pills or lotion).

What Could Be Causing My Dog To Have A Sore On Her Tail?
Well, it could be several things, really. It's actually possible that the sore is a result of over-grooming on your dog's part - if she licks herself a lot, she might have irritated that spot, and then licked it even more because it was irritated.

Fleas and ticks can also cause a dog to lick and bite at certain parts of their body.

The other possibility is that your dog has cut herself on something (or been bitten by another dog) and that this wound has then become infected. Either way, it's worth keeping an eye on her!
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Jimmy Walz answered
As long as it doesn't look infected, and all she is doing is licking it, then it will be okay. A dog's saliva has what it needs in order to heal a wound. If it is infected you should get her to a vet soon.

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