|Barked: Sat May 13, '06 9:09pm PST |
|Rocky was scooting and scooting and scooting. I took him to be expressed time and time again, only with small blockages. It's funny - because all this time when he scooted I would scratch his butt. He even knows to come to me when I say "does your butt itch". Anyway, I realized that his normal one inch tail has "disappearred". When I gave him a bath the other day, I was washing back there and was able to put my fingers under his tail and into a crevice. After some investigating and looking closer (yes this is gross) I realized that most of his little tail was inside of him. Almost like an ingrown hair. The area was swollen and red, and obviously irritated. I was able to clean it out and sure enough his tail magically reappeared. I put some aloe on it and he was much better for a few days.
Today I did it again. I don't understand why the vet techs didn't notice this when they expressed him. I have another boston, so I know what a "normal" tail looks like. I guess he'll have a vet visit this week.
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