How to…

…bandage/dress an injured hairlesss tail, a “Happy Tail.”   I have had many people ask he how to bandage a hairless tail.  It took me years to figure out how to dress a hairless tail.  Hairless Xolos injure their tails when they wag them hard and hit against their crate or anything that is hard.  We call this injury “Happy Tail.”  One of the members of the Xolo list called it this years ago and the name has been a good one, so we still call it that.
Take a large tampax tube.  Put some antibacterial ointment on the wounded area.  Wrap a piece of telfa around it and secure with sport tape.  Slip the tampax tube over the tail, covering  the injured area.  Have two long pieces of sport tape, about  1/2 inch wide, and at least ten inches long, ready.  Tape the tube in a spiral pattern from one end of it right up the tail.  Use the second piece to tape the same but in the opposite direction of the spiral pattern.  Change the dressing every few days to check on the healing.  Once a good scab is formed,
the telfa dressing is no longer necessary.    Please share this with your vet.