In this article, we’ll look at common injuries you may come across at your home and how to spot them. These injuries will likely happen from dog breeds such as Pit Bulls, Rottweilers, German Shepherds, and Dobermans.
What Happens to a Dog’s Tail if it Gets Thrown onto the Ground?
If a dog’s tail is thrown onto the Ground, it can become injured. The first thing that happens is that the tailbone can become hyperextended, which can cause pain and inflammation. The skin on the tail also becomes stretched and may start to blister and peel. If the injury is severe, the tail may need to be amputated.
Why Don’t More Dogs Have Serious Injuries?
Dogs have been selectively bred for centuries to be human-friendly pets. As a result, most dogs today are less physically aggressive than their predecessors were. However, this has come at a cost: Dogs that are too passive may be less able to protect themselves from dangers such as being bitten or attacked by other animals.
Many dog breeds, including pit bulls, have developed powerful tails that can inflict serious injuries when they whip around in defense to compensate for this lack of aggression. The structure of a pit bull’s tail is especially conducive to inflicting pain and damage: It is thick and muscular, with large vertebrae and thick skin covering them. This makes it easy for the tail to whip around quickly and cause damage when it hits something hard or sharp.
Types of Pit Bull Tail Injuries
Many types of tail injuries can be inflicted on pit bulls. Some common causes of tail injuries in this breed include being pulled, bitten, or slammed against a hard surface. The severity of the injury will depend on how severe the force caused it and whether there was any other damage to the pit bull’s body simultaneously.
Pit bulls are known for their powerful tails, which they use to help them balance and propel themselves forward. However, this characteristic also makes these dogs susceptible to Tail Injury Syndrome (TIS), a condition characterized by inflammation and irritation of the tailbone and surrounding tissues. TIS can cause severe pain and lameness in a dog’s rear end and difficulty walking and carrying out normal daily activities.
If you think your pit bull may have suffered from TIS, be sure to bring them in for a diagnosis by a veterinarian as soon as possible. If left untreated, TIS can permanently damage the tailbone area and even result in amputation of the affected limb.
How to Spot a Potential Injury
There are many ways to spot a potential injury in a Pit Bull, but some of the most common include the following:
1. Lameness or limping
2. Swelling or fluid accumulation around the tail
3. Difficulty moving the tail
4. Redness, soreness, and bruising around the tail
5. Extreme sensitivity to touch or pressure on the tail
6. Slow or stop breathing
7. Inability to urinate normally