Let’s talk “happy tail syndrome”— most pitbull breeds have them whether they’re just born that way or from being in a shelter too long (kennel tail).
Some can fix it, some simply cannot. My whole world, Summer, has always been a happy girl and would wag her tail so fast uncontrollably even if I was away for 10 seconds from the very first day I adopted her December 15th, 2015.
It was just a year ago where she would wag/whack her tail too hard against hard surfaces (walls, tables, glass door, anything) and the tip would eventually open and bleed. It has healed many times, has been checked out many times by her Vet. Since October/November of last year, we were stressing the decision to amputate her tail so she can safely maneuver around the house. We waited, waited and waited— I was so hesitant because she’s 6 years old and never has had a major surgery like this before.
But it was just 3 weeks ago where she began gnawing her tail RAW, infections appeared afterwards but she would find ways to get throw her cone while it was healing again. We executed EVERY SINGLE IDEA to avoid this decision. Today.... 1 day post op, I’m so hurt watching her recover because I know she’s in pain and wanting to play and do more but she is so strong and I know she will be able to do SO much more now without hurting her tail. My beautiful girl, staying right by her side till she’s better ♥️
Thank you Dr. Fields at @bluediamondah for taking such great care of her!