Use tail guards to protect dogs' tails

Use tail guards to protect dogs' tails

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Sep 01, 2009
By dvm360.com staff

Our kennel boards lots of dogs with "happy tail" syndrome—they beat their tails against the run walls. To protect dogs' tails, the staff makes tail guards by wrapping the tails in gauze and then a layer of the plastic canvas used for needlepoint and cross-stitch. The gauze and canvas are secured with Vetrap (3M) and tape. It works great and keeps tails wagging.

Lyn Johnson, DVM
Bartlesville, Okla.