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January 14th, 2008, 04:18 PM
Hi, everyone, this is my first post. My dog's tail was run over by a truck. The vet checked him and said he was fine. Now, 5 days later, he has gangrene. They said he needs surgery and MIGHT be able to do it tomorrow. The whole tail needs to be amputated. I am concerned about the wait. Can't gangrene be deadly? Shouldn't there be some urgency? Should this have been caught earlier when I first took him in? Thanks for any info you can give me.

January 14th, 2008, 06:14 PM
The Vet told you the dog's tail was FINE after being run over :confused: & now it needs to be amputated!

My advice is to find a new vet now, have them check your dog & amputate the tail.

January 14th, 2008, 11:54 PM
I agree--a second opinion would be in order here.

And welcome to the board, jlds611. I wish we were welcoming you under better circumstances. Please let us know how it goes with your dog.

January 15th, 2008, 03:07 AM
Welcome to :thumbs up I'm very sorry to hear about your dog. :sad: I have no knowledge about gangrene but wish you the best of luck and please keep us updated. :fingerscr :goodvibes: :goodvibes: