Canine First Aid for Hydrotherapists

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Bandaging the Tail and Tail Injuries

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Dog Tail Injuries and Issues

Understanding the Canine Tail

An Overview of Dog Tails:

  • Dog tails consist of 6 to 23 movable vertebrae.
  • Tails serve various purposes, including communication and balance, and as a rudder during swimming.

Common Tail Problems

Identifying Tail Issues:

  • Skin Problems: Dermatitis
  • Tumours: Growth abnormalities
  • Deformity: Structural abnormalities

Dealing with Tail Injuries

Treatment for Tail Injuries:

  • Minor cuts: Bandaging and close monitoring
  • More severe injuries: Seek professional veterinary care