Recently she got bitten on her tail, near the base. The vets checked her out and put her on antibiotics due to the inflamation, pus, risk of infection. She hadn't improved so her checkup today revealed she has a fragment of bone that they don't know how long has been there and if its even related to her bite wound. Luna hasn't had good luck with her vets as we took her in to be fixed, thinking she was a stray, but only after was she opened up did they discover she already had been fixed and had a microchip.
Our options are to leave it and wait; exploratory surgery to remove it; or amputate her entire tail.
They've quoted me $1100 for amputation, $1000 for surgery examination.
Has anyone had any experience with either? I am not happy with the idea of amputation due to the risks, disability, and effects on her very active outdoor life. My young dog is already suffering from arthritis, had surgery on her kneecaps to be replaced with metal plates, and now Luna is having her share of bad health issues.