Idea Exchange: Home improvement tools help protect injured tails from further trauma

Nov 01, 2008
By staff

Pipe insulation is a wonderful tool to use on dog tails that need to recover from trauma. We place the insulation around the tail tip and then bandage around it using Elastikon elastic tape (Johnson & Johnson) and Vetrap bandaging tape (3M). We leave the tip open so air can get to the damaged skin, and the padding provided by the pipe insulation prevents further trauma.

Dr. Bill Feeman
Medina, Ohio