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Old 03-23-2008, 08:20 PM   #1
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Puppy with a sore tail
My poor baby has somehow hurt her tail. We had company for dinner and never heard her cry that something happened, but I her poor tail is hanging and she is all out of sorts. It is most certainly her tail b/c she bumped it on something and cried. I gave her an aspirin, but it's just sooo sad. She's suck a tail wagger !! Is there anything other than aspirin I can do?
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Old 03-23-2008, 09:16 PM   #2
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Aspirin? That's okay for a puppy? Be very careful about body weight an dosage if it is.

I'd contact a vet as soon as you can. Only a vet can diagnose whether it's serious or not.
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Old 03-23-2008, 09:21 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by Jan in CA View Post
Aspirin? That's okay for a puppy? Be very careful about body weight an dosage if it is.

I'd contact a vet as soon as you can. Only a vet can diagnose whether it's serious or not.

I'd second and third that. Please get your puppy to the vet asap. He/she may need to take an x-ray before they can start treatment.

Please let us know how your puppy is.

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Yup, dogs can have aspirin (non-buffered and NOT tylenol) once every 12hrs. I have a dosage chart from our vet that we used when she sprained a ligament in her leg jumping after fireflys. I call her a puppy, she is 60lbs and about a year old.
She is starting to settle down, but she just looks so pitiful without her tail : (
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Keep the puppy away from the rocking chairs.
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Poor pup! I hope she's feeling her old self soon.

Your story did remind me of a cat my family used to have. I'm the youngest kid, so I've heard plenty of stories that are B.C. -- Before Chris. One was about the very cute kitten who somehow managed to have our heavy wooden garage door land right on his tail. It left him with a permanent crook . . . so from then on he was forever referred to as Bent-Tail.
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