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Old April 19th, 2011, 08:58 AM
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We usually just treat for pain, GF. If the tip is badly enough broken, it may actually dock itself naturally, or you can have it removed as the tail tip heals. When Ember broke his a couple of years ago about 3 inches from the tip, the vet did splint and tape it because it hurt so much but it isn't always possible to do that depending on the location of the break.

Is she in a lot of pain from it, poor dear?
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