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  • The tail in a dog usually has between 6 and 23 movable vertebrae. 
  • A tail is used for many purposes including communication, balance, even in some breeds as a rudder when swimming

Tail injuries or problems can include

  • Skin problems, Dermatitis
  • Tumours
  • Deformity
  • Typical injuries include bites (from other dogs) the tail getting caught or crushed
  • Minor cuts can be treated by bandaging and monitoring
  • More serious injury should be treated by a veterinary professional.