Kink in tail?

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riahann123
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Kink in tail?

Post by riahann123 » 24 Jun 2013, 20:23

My Autumn has a bend in her tail it's quite an angle and not giving her any grief but it looks odd. She doesn't flinch when I touch it, and doesn't look like it bothers her at all, but I was wondering if any one has come across this before.
I have a pic but its on my iPad I don't know how to get it on...

Thanks in advance :-/
Riahann and Autumn xx


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Kathmandu Cowboy
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Re: Kink in tail?

Post by Kathmandu Cowboy » 24 Jun 2013, 20:44

Hi, Lottie is 8 months old now and I noticed a kink in her tail a couple of weeks after we got her. It's about an inch or so from the very end and you can feel it quite well. I don't think she even knows she has got it! I suspect that it was damaged within a day or two of her being born but I could be wrong - she certainly hasn't sustained any injuries since we have had her so it must have been done when she was tiny. Maybe she's been listening to The Kinks to much!!
There is one positive to it all - at least I can tell which dog is mine in total darkness! :D

riahann123
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Re: Kink in tail?

Post by riahann123 » 24 Jun 2013, 20:50

Ahh, this is the same. It's about an inch from the end, but she is 21 months old now and it has only just gone like it. I know she hasn't damaged it at all, but it just looks funny. Xx
Riahann and Autumn xx


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Re: Kink in tail?

Post by minnie the gdoodle » 25 Jun 2013, 06:15

both jack and minnie moo get a kink in the tail when they want the loo once relieved the kink unkinks,handy coz i know when they need to go :lol: :lol:

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Re: Kink in tail?

Post by blueboysgirl » 25 Jun 2013, 08:43

I posted about this when Bruno was young, as I thought he was deformed too!!!

Apparently it's part of the poodle gene that gives them a kink. Most poodle crosses have it. :lol:
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Re: Kink in tail?

Post by tynkerbelluk » 25 Jun 2013, 09:02

Archie has exactly the same, about an inch from the end of his tail :) (oops am I showing my age still working in inches :lol: )
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riahann123
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Re: Kink in tail?

Post by riahann123 » 25 Jun 2013, 09:26

I tried to find something about it on here but couldn't, I have made an appointment at the vets to check it just incase.
Thanks :-)
Riahann and Autumn xx


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Re: Kink in tail?

Post by MandyG » 25 Jun 2013, 22:14

Don't know about poodles (neither of the two we had as kids had it) but I did have a pedigree Persian cat once who had a kink in her tail just like you describe.
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