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Features January 2019 Issue

Typical Tail Injuries

Some tails are just waiting for trouble.

Typical Tail Injuries

The ways they happen; the ways to treat them.

Injured tails on household pets are not just reserved for cats relaxing too close to rocking chairs. “We definitely see tail accidents in dogs, too,” says John Berg, DVM, the editor-in-chief of Your Dog and a veterinary surgeon at Tufts. Dr. Berg has sewn up his share of dog tails that have been through the proverbial ringer.

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