Many lab owners are used to a happy, wagging tail. Bear is no different, except that unfortunately his enthusiastic wagging led to a condition known as "happy tail" and the tip of his tail began to bleed. This happened after his neuter surgery, and despite his foster mom's best and resourceful efforts (including a diaper and a portion of a pool noodle for padding!), Bear's tail became infected and doctors recommended removing 5" of it. Being the bouncy lab that he is, Bear continued to wag and bang his tail and after two weeks of antibiotics and bandages, it was determined that the tail was not healing.
So Bear underwent a docking procedure to remove his tail to stop the infection and ensure his health would be on the road to recovery. Brookline spent about $2,000 healing Bear's tail thanks to the Bright Horizons Fund, and generous donations from great people like you who turned his Happy Tail into a Happy Tale.
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