Removal of screw tail

My vet wants to remove my dog's tail due to yeast around the screw tail, also loss of hair and skin irritation. Stated it will be an on going problem. Should i let the vet remove her tail? I think she will look really strange without a tail, not to mention the risk of sedation.

Comments for Removal of screw tail

Click here to add your own comments

Mar 09, 2011
Good Idea To Have It Done
by: Anonymous

I have seen this done many times on bulldogs and bostons and it is necessary if you cannot manage and control the moisture. Would you rather your dog be free of pain and itching or are you more worried about what it will look like? It really does not look too different once healed. And just so you know; I work for a vet and I am a vet technician.

Jan 15, 2011
screw tail
by: Anonymous

my Boston had both but I just put yeast foot powder and cream on it after she get out of the tub.

Jan 04, 2010
No tail
by: Mary

Yowee! I would ask another vet. See if you can find a more conservative one. Also check out the vitamins for yeast-plagued dogs. If your pup is young then they may outgrow the "problem". A dogs immune system matures after they are a year old. (maybe 2 yrs).

Jan 04, 2010
screw tail
by: Linda Galway/TurnerME

Sounds like a drastic option to me; I'd vote for a second opinion and maybe some local and systemic help for the yeast infection. Good luck.

Jan 03, 2010
removal of screw tail
by: Anonymous

Thanks for the advise, I am going to take Molly to another vet this week for a second opinion. I am uncomfortable with the idea of removing her tail just because he thinks it will be a ongoing problem due to her staying in the water(she loves the water) and keeping yeast around her tail. Molly will swim in the chicken's watering tub( we live on a farm) and it sometimes has algae in it she also has a yeast infection in her ear due to her going under water so much.

Jan 03, 2010
screw tail
by: Kathleen (webmaster)

If you are uncomfortable with the advice of your current vet, consider visiting another for a second opinion.

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Forum - Boston Terrier Health (general).