I have a 2 year old female that we rescued as a pup. The mother…

I have a 2 year old female that we rescued as a pup. The mother is lab German Sheppard mix. Our dog looks like there was some dobi as well. She has been diagnosed with Happy tail. we cannot get it to heal and she hits everything and re injures it again. Is tail amputation a safe fix or is there anything else we can look at?

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Eleanor Wood
6 years ago

Hi,

Amputation is your best bet as it is a relatively safe operation with good recovery and provides excellent resolution to the problem of Happy Tail! In ten years as a vet I’ve come to the conclusion that it is very unusual for it to resolve without amputation.

Eleanor Wood
UK vet