Bert got neutered yesterday. Today was Rosie's turn. No puppies for you, Bert and Rosie. (said like the soup Nazi)
When Rosie arrived, I noticed the tip of her tail. It looked like the end of a burnt cigar. I caught her chewing at it a few times, so I am not sure if was injured and then traumatized by her, or if it was something like a fungal infection (ringworm). Both she and Burt have a few suspicious looking ringworm areas. We are scrubbing those with chlorhexiderm shampoo, which is good for most everthing except the mange.
I also noticed Rosie would hit the side of the cage with her tail, and it would start to bleed.
I have been scrubbing this some this week, but I am not sure this would have healed. And if it did, I think it might leave a rather unslightly scar. So while she was under anesthesia, after her spay, I decided to dock her tail a few inches, and just get rid of it. Not very short. Sort of like the tail on a birddog. Here's her new tail below.
Y'all be sure to tell her how nice it looks when she wakes up.