This hunk of burning love is Chubbs, a 5-year-old English Bulldog.
Poor Chubbs has a condition called "screw tail," which is a malformation of one of several vertebrae in the tail. Screw tail is pretty common in bulldogs, and some other dogs who have curly tails. In some cases, screw tail can lead to an infected, painful, itchy and quite smelly skin fold. And, unfortunately for Chubbs, his screw tail has has caused a pretty bad, and painful infection.
If you have a dog with a curly tail, you must help him to keep it clean to help reduce the chances of the area becoming dirty or infected. Every time the pup goes poopie, you need to make sure the tail is clean. And, when you clean it, you also need to make sure that you dry it properly too -- infection loves to grow in a warm and moist area.
For the majority of dogs, treating screw tail requires surgery to fix it; however, it can be managed with vet visits and medications to keep the infection at bay.
Chubbs' dad was hurt at work in October, requiring him to have surgery. He's still out of work and is receiving workman's compensation, but he’s unable to afford the screw tail surgery for his pup. So, he applied to Fur Kids Foundation for help.
Thankfully, Chubb’s dad was able to work with his vet on a way to keep Chubb’s infection at bay until he can afford to get the surgery done.
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