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Billy the dog is sick

February 29th, 2012, 01:29 PM
My dog Billy is an eight month old boxer. He has a darkish/purple mass on the tip of his tail. It is about 3/4 of an inch long and a 1/4 inch wide. It almost looks like a grub worm slightly under the skin. He sleeps way more than he should, and his eyes are constantly bloodshot. I was hoping you could tell me what I might need to do.

February 29th, 2012, 02:24 PM
My suggestion is to see a vet. Boxers are typically energetic dogs. The mass on his tail alone is enough to warrant a vet visit, but combined with lethargy, I would make an appt. as soon as possible. good luck :)

February 29th, 2012, 02:53 PM
I am assuming he has a docked tail...............if so, it may be a secondary issue because of a 'bad' docking job.......

if not.....check out this link................

Vet visit for sure.

Hugz to Billy.

March 1st, 2012, 07:35 PM
Went to the vet today. Looks like he's alright. It was scar tissue from the tail being removed.

March 1st, 2012, 08:19 PM
glad it looks like he is alright.

read up on tail dock neuroma, just in case he has any other issues with his tail............

Hugz to Billy!