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Old December 10th, 2014, 05:50 PM
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Bruised tail

Hi Pets.ca,

Can you give me some suggestions on what to do for an active tail as Duke my lab keeps whacking his tail into stuff and I think it is getting bruised.

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Old December 11th, 2014, 08:12 AM
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Is he young? I found as my Lab matured simple everyday things became usual to him and he didn't wag as much. Other than making life too boring to wag at I have no idea what you can do. I know it can be serious if they hurt that tail as the tail is hard to heal and amputations from bad damage have happened. Rare I think, mostly it's the house that gets damaged. No low knicknacks on the coffee table.
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Old December 11th, 2014, 05:11 PM
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Bubble wrap the tail. But seriously, just keep stuff high so he doesn't break stuff, and I agree with Longblades, in time he'll learn to control himself a bit more. Be happy that he is happy and remember that your dog wags his tail with his heart. Having just lost our old lab, I know their tails are very hard if you get whacked!
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Old December 16th, 2014, 05:48 PM
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Duke is 5 and he keeps hitting his tail on many things like tables and chairs. He has a really strong wagging tail. Maybe bubble wrap around the the table but I think he will try to eat it. Any other advice would be great.

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Old December 16th, 2014, 09:46 PM
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There isnt much you can do to stop him from wagging his tail. He is happy and being a dog.
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Old December 17th, 2014, 06:46 AM
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I think protecting (with wrapping or something soft) whatever dooger is hitting his tail on, just might be the easiest solution. Good luck!
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Old December 17th, 2014, 07:14 AM
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What makes you think Duke's tail is bruised? Labs have a fairly thick tail as well as quite a lot of fur so I'm wondering if you have seen a bruise?
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Old January 19th, 2015, 07:03 AM
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I know it's a bruise because it looks like one. But I solved this a little bit by moving tables and other furniture around by a dfew inches and it really helps.
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