K9 TailSaver™ by Happy Tail Saver
Dogs with a bleeding tail tip heal quickly while wearing the effective TailSaver®. Whether the tail injury is from Happy Tail Syndrome, Post Surgery, or accidental cut you'll want to protect it from their own wound licking.
It includes 2 parts: a loose fitting protective tail-sleeve, which will not come off or allow wound licking and a special harness for keeping it in place. Adjustable straps provide the tension needed to keep it on any dog, even the most active. The wound stays clean and ointments on, it doesn't trigger chewing, and you can check the tail tip easily. Your dog can go outside to go potty, or into a crate to sleep - it's designed for constant wear while the tail heals. Then you'll leave it off unless their's a re-injury to tail.
• Tail fits inside of loose Sleeve
• Breathable •Comfortable
•Dogs can go #1 or #2
•Tail moves normally
•Slows Wag Speed
•Inside & Outside
• Quick •Easy
• Tails Heal
Misty's Happy Tail
Misty broke open the tip of her tail with her exuberant wagging, splattering blood on the walls all around the house. We spent a lot of time and money at the veterinarians office trying to get her tail healed. We tried a cone, sedation, various bandages, and even a muzzle. We had the injury scraped, lasered, and removed the last 2 bones in her tail. We were facing an expensive amputation surgery with it's own set of risks.
We began experimenting with different designs, sometimes multiple experiments per day, to save her tail. It was both sad and funny how fast she could remove our bandages and clothing, but with luck and determination we discovered a way to keep her tail covered. From the first day with our TailSaver® design, featured here on this website, there was no more licking or biting at her tail, and she couldn't remove it. In one week the wound had skinned over and within a month she was healed. We occasionally still need to use it but within a week she's healed.
Save your dog and yourself the expense and stress we went through, the K9 TailSaver® works and will help your dog. Try it risk-free.
Like many other reviewers we unsuccessfully tried to bandage our Weimaraner's tail for weeks before we found this clever invention. It's an awkward contraption and she clearly didn't care for it, but she got used to it after a few days. She's 70 pounds so we ordered a large but we probably would have been better off with a medium. We were so desperate for a solution that we decided to try to make it work versus waiting for a second order, so we tightened the straps as far as they would go and hoped for the best. She got out of it a few times but kept it on most of the time, especially after she got used to it. Once she started wearing it the wound never reopened - not once. Luckily she's not a chewer so we didn't have to worry about her messing with it. This tail saver definitely saved our dog's tail.
Sam had a case of happy tail syndrome. I found this after taking to google in search of something... anything that could help. They were extremely helpful with sizing and even with replacement parts. The only issue I had was him keeping his tail in the bag. He somehow kept Houdini-ing out. I highly recommend this if you can catch the tail issue in the very early stages.
Hi Amber, thank you for the super nice review. It's very helpful to other's in the injured dog tail community, and for me too.
What to check for if the tail comes out of the Tail-Sleeve:
1. Did the straps loosen? If the straps aren't staying as tight as when first adjusted, push the strap an extra time through the slide buckle, or or use the velcro strap (included) to make sure the straps don't loosen.
2. Some tail shapes require our universal belt with jaw clips on either end. There's a test to see if your pup needs it. If you lift the tail sleeve does the sleeve slide up the tail... at all? If yes you need to use this this belt to provide downward pressure on the Tail Sleeve. It's included with all sets.
3. Is the underside of the tail sleeve getting caught on hair on the underside of your dogs tail? It needs to fit pressed all the way up to your pup's haunches under there, this problem leaves a loose fit at the underside of the tail. Be sure the tail sleeve is pulled all the to your pups body under the tail.
4. Is the hip-to-chest strap mistakenly placed around your pup's waistline?
I tried all methods and nothing worked for my american bulldog. He would either take off the bandaging or take off the home made sling. The sling was a great idea aswell but got dirty fast. This product is amazing. Would highly recommend for any dog that has a large tail.
I cannot say enough about the tail saver. I had tried everything to help my pups tail heal after an accident caused him to rip the tip of his tail off and go through the amputation to fix it. Unfortunately I did not find the tail saver sooner and was bandaging and using a cone between him getting to the end of the bandage and chewing at it a couple times and it never getting any air the surgery failed and the tip started to get necrosis. I ended up having to use a muzzle and I did use pipe insulation and it was working but I was still always worried if i left him even for a few minutes the pipe insulation would come off and he would chew on the tail again. Finally my tail saver came and it has been the best thing ever we are finally getting through this and my sweet little guys tail is finally healing.
I have been trying to heal Bear's tail for over 2 years. Every thing I have tried has failed. He is a Houdini. Getting off any wrap or splint put on within minutes. After having the tail saver on for 30 minutes her emerged without it! I was crushed. After contacting the company they were more than helpful coming up with ideas and solutions. After many trial and errors on harnesses and straps. We have the perfect fit and are on the road to Healing. Thank you so much for the caring staff and a great product. Highly recommend.
We cannot rave enough about this product...SERIOUSLY! We tried many, many, many methods without luck. Frustrated and desperate to heal her tail...and our walls, we finally found this product and couldn’t wait for its arrival. Our dog quickly got used to it and was able to finally begin her recovery. We highly recommend this product. In addition, we are greatly appreciative of the customer service we received, from answering questions before the order to following up with our progress.
The tail saver has been wonderful, and has allowed my dogs tail to heal nicely.
This product is a genuis solution to a horrible problem. I was so frustrated I had tried everything to heal my dogs tail nothing worked. This works. The best part about my experience with this product is Julie she actually cares about your pet. She is there to answer questions handle concerns and make sure everyone who tries her product is happy. You can tell her biggest concern is your dog actually getting better instead of just making money.
Our golden retriever got a happy tail, which was very difficult to treat. When we got to the milestone where we spent more money on treating the tail than buying the dog and next step was amputation.
I got desperate and sat down with a beer and the computer and I found the tail saver. We did one last visit to the vet and put on the tail saver and After 4 weeks with the tail saver the problem was solved. The vet had not seen the tail saver before, but now I think it is part of the standard treatment.
* Buy the tail saver as the first thing when you dog gets a happy tail, it is a lot cheaper than a visit to the vet.
* If your dog ever thinks of chewing, just do the chew prevention up front.
* Consider buying two because they will require an occasional wash.
Nothing was keeping Leroy from whacking his tail and making it bleed all over our wall and floors. Sedatives helped if we were home but he’d still lick his tail even with the cone on in the crate. Or we’d excite him by getting home and he’s hit his tail on the crate and it break open again. It was miserable 2.5 weeks until we got this. And all the vet would say is if it doesn’t heal we can amputate his tail. It’s still healing but ever since the tail saver got here we've see tons of improvement.