I had to do this review because my Lab had really bad happy tail and my vet wanted to amputate it. I tried the vets tape and tubes with bandages but they wasnt working so I looked for alternatives online and came across this K9 tail saver device. I watched it on U tube been put on and read all the reviews and just had to try it as a last resort. Well I wish it was my first resort because what a huge success it has been for my Lab, we have gone from certain amputation to full recovery. My dog at first was so quite and acting strange with it on, but no more horror seens from blood splattering all over my house and furniture. I persevered with it and the results came quite quickly I have advertised it my local Labrador groups and the response from members needing one is astonishing thankyou to whoever came up with this idea its perfect
Hi, I'm so glad your pup is doing well! I had to protect the tail on my beautiful 'Misty''. She was so determined to remove every covering that I give her all the credit for this design! Julie
It does work when used correctly, but it was a journey. After two weeks it is starting to work.
I didn't put the harness on tightly enough, and I didn't cut the tail bag short enough, and I wrap it - not too tightly - in painters' tape because the tail kept slipping out, and I had to spray the wound antiseptic painkiller and I didn't use on the wag inhibitor strap or whatever they call it and I'm still not sure what to do with that last strap. But, finally, the dog is not spraying blood on my good clothes every time I walk past him.
It's a bit tricky, but it's the only thing that worked for a Dane mix puppy who had to have a wound on the tip of the tail debrided.
Also, it's the only the dog hasn't eaten.
Really, the ONLY thing.
Just, please, watch the video.
I was very excited about this product as it was basically one of the only other things we could do besides continuing to re-dress my dogs tail. That said, there are so many different pieces to this and straps that make it extremely confusing and hard to even fit your dog. My dog is only nine months old and it’s a Labs so keeping her still to even put this on her is hard. I appreciate the idea but I wish it was easier as this is a very difficult solution
I love this thing. It’s been a HUGE life saver. I have a male 90lb pitbull catahoula and I had two vets tell me I should probably amputate my dogs tail because it just kept busting open and he wouldn’t let me bandage it at all. It was just a little complicated getting fitted at first but the video really helped and it was worth taking a few extra steps than getting an amputation. Thankfully my dog hasn’t tried to chew it up despite being a very energetic dog but the cushion has protected it from reopening and the airy light material has kept it from getting infected. I only wish there was a waterproof version too but beggars can’t be choosers. I HIGHLY recommend trying this before amputation! I’ve even recommended to my vet now and she loved the idea.
TailSaver is the best thing ever! My dog surely would have lost her tail or become seriously ill if it hadn't been for TailSaver. As soon as we put it on her, she was not fixated on her tail - it provided the comfort she needed which meant the tail had time to heal. BEST THING EVER!!!
We purchased the TailSaver for our girl Gracie, her tail NEVER stops wagging. It was a bit labor intensive to get setup correctly then installed on her but once done, and done correctly, it works perfect! We tried so many things before this and the TailSaver is the only thing that works to keep her tail protected and away from the constant licking so it can heal.
I just wanted to post a quick review. We literally ordered the tail saver two days ago and it's already here and set up for our dog. The video set up was straightforward, we can tell it's a well made product and our dog appears comfortable! I cannot thank you enough for the speedy processing time. This will really help our dog recover! Excited to use this!
Ordered a tail saver after our dog got the tip of his tail popped off and a big section of hair pulled out. Was directly contacted to make sure they were sending the specific parts needed for him. I appreciate the attention to detail from K9 Tail Saver. They want to help, not just take your money.
I, like so many other people tried everything to cover a hot spot on my dog’s tail. Thankfully I found this site on the the internet. This tail cover did the job! It was the only thing that worked. I am forever grateful.
We were really struggling with my Pupper's happy tail. She developed it without us knowing until it became a big issue with an infection. After 4 treatments with the vet cleaning, medicating and wrapping it, they suggested K9 Happy Tail Saver and Julie was absolutely wonderful, chatting with me over the phone and by email. Her customer service was above and beyond. After dealing with all this and conversations with our vet we made the sad decision to have her tail docked as her breed is very susceptible to repeat issues. Julie has also stated I could return the Happy Tail Saver and would give me a refund no questions asked. I have extolled her virtues to my vet and to anyone I may hear is experiencing the same problem, although I have never heard of happy tail until my own experience. Again, I highly highly highly recommend this product and Julie and her customer service.
This saved our dog’s tail ! She already had two amputations and a cone or a muzzle would not keep her away from the wound. In desperation we ordered the K9 and it is working beautifully!! The video made it seem far more complicated than it actually was but I appreciate how detailed it was. Thanks for the offer of support we are thrilled and will highly recommend this and share it with our vet !!
Louis and Ella are our sibling working cocker lab cross pups; one started with happy tail syndrome at 6 months old, the other at a year old. Both have accepted their tail saver brilliantly although one does have a tendency to chew the sleeve and tail straps despite applying various deterrents so I have had to do a number of repairs as well as get some replacements. We wouldn’t cope without this incredible product. Use in the house including overnight is enabling their wounds to heal up and we’re starting to see the tail fur grow back. I expect we’ll be using our tail savers for some time as the suggestion is the pups will grow out of being so happy and carry their tails differently as they get older. If they do, great. If they don’t, we’ve got it covered. Thank you for shipping to the UK.
My 14 year old beagle, Bella, has cataracts, is deaf, has some cognitive issues (doggy dementia) and had skin issues. Now she has decided the end of her tail needs to be gone. She injured the tip of it (actually nibbled it OFF) and after countless vet bills, bandages, medicines, etc. - she finally left it alone and it healed - the fur grew back and even though the pointed tip was gone, it wasn't that obvious after the fur regrew. Now, fast forward to now - she decided it needed to be shorter. it looked like a bloodbath in my laundry room. Vet said put the cone back on her - so I did. It's so hard to watch her maneuver with the cone and I just now found the K9 Tailsaver - I haven't ordered yet, but I plan to this afternoon as soon as I measure her. I will be so glad when she is more mobile, i don't have to watch her constrantly to make sure she's not licking, biting, bleeding, etc. - and it will not only help HER, but in doing so, it will help ME even more. I hope it works for us as well as all these reviews indicate. I'll post again to show you the before and after. Thank you, K9 Tailsaver.
I’ve spent hours trying to get this thing to stay on my dog and it never lasts more than an hour. You need an engineering degree to even figure it out. So underwhelmed and a waste of money.
My poor doggy has cushings disease therefore she gets sores often and they don't heal easily. One day her tail hit the table and split open. Blood everywhere. It was so scary. I rushed to the vet. The tail is difficult to heal and we were desperate for something to protect her tail but not keep it tightly wrapped for the rest of her life. We found this product searching the internet and are so glad we did! Putting the device on my dog is a challenge. There is a video so that helps. She is recovering and her tail has been saved!
One day my dog decided she didn't like the end of her tail and just started shredding it. Now that she made a wound, she had to keep licking and biting at it aggressively..like she was MAD at her tail. It's unknown if there was trauma to cause this to begin with. She is normally a VERY chill, silly dog, so this wasn't normal.
Put a cone on her and she's almost hurt herself to get it off. She's one of those animals that just CANT have a cone on. Even with a regimen of drugs, she wouldn't leave her tail alone.
My last effort was finding this on the Internet and ordering it immediately, hoping it would work.
It became a life saver for her because she was destined for infections and surgeries to remove her tail, which may have only caused new problems.
The tail saver worked SO well and the woman who contacted me to help me put it on her correctly was FANTASTIC! Top notch customer service.
Honestly, I couldn't get sleep because she was up all night acting like a maniac and is come rushing out of my room to stop her. The tail saver has given us both a second chance at normalcy and Honey is well on her way to healing. Thanks so much!
Like many others have said, we were going down the road to amputation per the vet if we could not get Luna's tail to heal not to mention the bloody massacre our house is starting to look like. I cannot stand the thought of amputation for the obvious reasons of pain and cost but most of all, that tail of hers is part of her personality! I cannot imagine how traumatized she would be if she lost it. We ordered on Monday and received the Tail saver on Wednesday. Wow! It did take some adjustments with the fitting and her getting used to it, but Luna is well on her way to a full recovery. For sizing comparison, Luna is a 60 lb pit mix and we purchased a Medium and it is perfect!
We were at our wits end with an end of tail injury on our 10yo Lab. He cut the tip of his tail wagging too hard one day, then continued to injure it and re-injure it over the course of several weeks. On top of this he would persistently chew off all the dressings and wraps we applied, and licked at his tail. We tried dressings of all different makes, some with bitter apple chew deterrent some without. We tried the cone of shame, the inflatable ring donut and all other methods to keep him from licking his tail. None of these worked. I ran across this product in a desperate search for any way to minimize the ability for him to lick or otherwise re-injure his tail tip and decided to give it a shot. The product is easy to adjust and the instructions are very clear. Once I had it properly adjusted he was unable to get to his tail tip at all. He quickly got used to it, and his tail tip is healing well and I anticipate he will be able to live without the tailsaver in a couple weeks of continued healing. Customer service is also fabulous, when our dog was still able to reach his tail and have it come out of the sleeve initially, the support here sent many tips and ways to get the adjustments just right. This product and the supportive staff likely saved my dogs tail from having to have a partial amputation. Thank you!
My vet was ready to dock my Labs tail and this product saved it. It really only needed a few days to heal and this provided the solution. It helped that I received this one day after ordering!! The lady I spoke with was so helpful too. Thank you, Tailsaver!!!
This is the absolute BEST product around! My ER vet and specialist surgeon were all very impressed with how secure and protected it kept my dogs tail for the 6-8weeks we had it bandaged from a severe injury.
It never bothered my Great Dane for a moment wearing it and it allowed her injuries to heal … when the initial prognosis in the ER was tail amputation!
So grateful to the team at Tail Saver for their support and advice on securing the harness perfectly and would HIGHLY RECOMMEND this product to anyone who’s dog has any kind of tail injury. It is a game-changer and, in our cause, 100% a tail saver!
After trying for a month to heal the tail with help from vets, the vet said we couldn't avoid amputation. On the same day we received this news, the TailSaver arrived in the mail. With just 4 days of using it and following the advice from this company, the tail is healing and there is no longer talk of amputation by the vet! We've told all 3 vets we have visited during this ordeal about it and they're amazed! One is even ordering one for her dog. Thank you, thank you, thank you for this incredible produce!
After a little trial and error, we got the adjustments right and it did what it was supposed to do. I have a giant lab that swings his tail like Ken Griffey Jr. After trying several methods we got the tail saver. He had to wear it for a little over a week, but the bleeding stopped and he's back to normal. Thank you.
My only regret with this product is I didn’t buy it sooner! AMAZING PIECE OF KIT!
As I’m from the UK I was hesitant in buying something from the US and it taking too long to arrive. So I didn’t get it thinking by the time it arrived I would have my girls tail fixed!
I tried everything two cones, to doughnut rings and bandages but she could still get them all off and at her tail!
In the end I was risking having to have the tail amputated, I had to order the Happy tail saver but unfortunately it was over the Christmas period. Expecting not to get it until at least January but I came before then and has literally saved my girls tail.
It is still healing but I’m sure another 10days of this on and she will be good as new! Do not hesitate get it! It’s great quality, great for those dogs that absolutely don’t sit still. I have a working line Labrador who does not know how to chill and it has worked wonders for her.
Photos are of her tail before and one taken today 8days of wearing it. She wore it in the house at all times only take off to go toilet and when on walks.
Decided to invest in the tail saver after multiple hassles with my dogs tail.
Product works perfectly, multiple adjustments to ensure a proper fit.
This product helped out my dog when I thought there was no other option left. I would recommend it to anyone who is having issues with their dog’s tail. They also have really great customer service!