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Old October 6th 03, 02:40 AM
JR
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Our Brittany pup had it's tail docked shortly after being born. Now he's 6
months old and getting pretty big. His tail is about 5" long right now. By
comparison, our 12 year old Brit has about a 3" tail. The pups tail seems
too long.

I'm just wondering if I can have the tail docked again and what kind of
problems that might cause...?


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Old October 6th 03, 02:45 AM
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JR said in rec.pets.dogs.health:

I'm just wondering if I can have the tail docked again and
what kind of problems that might cause...


At 6 months, tail docking is surgery that requires anesthesia.
Don't do it.

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Old October 6th 03, 02:45 AM
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JR said in rec.pets.dogs.health:

I'm just wondering if I can have the tail docked again and
what kind of problems that might cause...


At 6 months, tail docking is surgery that requires anesthesia.
Don't do it.

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--Matt. Rocky's a Dog.
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Old October 6th 03, 01:48 PM
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What kind of ASSHOLE ARE YOU?

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Old October 6th 03, 01:48 PM
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What kind of ASSHOLE ARE YOU?

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Old October 6th 03, 03:17 PM
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"JR" wrote in message
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Our Brittany pup had it's tail docked shortly after being born. Now he's

6
months old and getting pretty big. His tail is about 5" long right now.

By
comparison, our 12 year old Brit has about a 3" tail. The pups tail seems
too long.

I'm just wondering if I can have the tail docked again and what kind of
problems that might cause...?


You can have it docked again but it will then be considered an amputation
requiring anesthesia and aftercare. The dog won't notice the extra missing
inches but it will notice prolonged pain/discomfort where it didn't as an
infant. Unless you plan to show this dog in conformation, where the length
of the tail would be important, I don't understand why an extra few inches
would bother anyone. It may not be ideal but certainly not a reason for
willy-nilly cosmetic surgery don't you think?

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Tara



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Old October 6th 03, 03:17 PM
Tara O.
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"JR" wrote in message
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Our Brittany pup had it's tail docked shortly after being born. Now he's

6
months old and getting pretty big. His tail is about 5" long right now.

By
comparison, our 12 year old Brit has about a 3" tail. The pups tail seems
too long.

I'm just wondering if I can have the tail docked again and what kind of
problems that might cause...?


You can have it docked again but it will then be considered an amputation
requiring anesthesia and aftercare. The dog won't notice the extra missing
inches but it will notice prolonged pain/discomfort where it didn't as an
infant. Unless you plan to show this dog in conformation, where the length
of the tail would be important, I don't understand why an extra few inches
would bother anyone. It may not be ideal but certainly not a reason for
willy-nilly cosmetic surgery don't you think?

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Tara



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Old October 7th 03, 07:17 AM
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You are kidding us, right?

Docking is very cruel - please leave it alone now

David

JR wrote:

Our Brittany pup had it's tail docked shortly after being born. Now he's 6
months old and getting pretty big. His tail is about 5" long right now. By
comparison, our 12 year old Brit has about a 3" tail. The pups tail seems
too long.

I'm just wondering if I can have the tail docked again and what kind of
problems that might cause...?

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Old October 7th 03, 07:17 AM
David
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You are kidding us, right?

Docking is very cruel - please leave it alone now

David

JR wrote:

Our Brittany pup had it's tail docked shortly after being born. Now he's 6
months old and getting pretty big. His tail is about 5" long right now. By
comparison, our 12 year old Brit has about a 3" tail. The pups tail seems
too long.

I'm just wondering if I can have the tail docked again and what kind of
problems that might cause...?

 




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