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Spoon&Sphynx

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I've read some of the stud tail forums here, but I'm just at a loss what to do. My Luna has the absolute worst tail acne. She's 2 and a half and fixed. She gets huge black heads that literally feel like pebbles. She also gets cyst build ups when the acne gets really bad. We've mentioned it to the vet several times and they say to just keep exfoliating and cleaning it. I've tried different soaps and methods. I've tried coconut oil, which seems to help it feel softer and less dry, but the acne is still there. Lately, she has been getting the really big ones, and sometimes, if I get the pebble out, there is some kind of white pus? It's like pasta! (Really gross) Like fettuccine comes out of the gaping hole in her tail.

Anyone have any advice/thoughts/experience? It breaks my heart to see her get these sores and infections all the time. I just can't seem to find the right balance to fix it
 

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Did you ever try witch hazel? What about veterycin spray? I swear by the spray...it is great with so many skin issues. It is not cheap, but best deal I found on Amazon.

Patti
 

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@Spoon&Sphynx , healing kisses to Luna!
I like the vetericyn spray and vetericyn VF formula
It's Non toxic too!
I recently got the vetericyn VF spray and hydrogel at
Pet Medication | Pet Medicine | Pet Meds
Pretty good prices and free shipping over $39

I heard to try the witch hazel too and keep some on hand
Have you tried hylyt shampoo?
I use hylyt instead of coconut oil
 
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MollysMom

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The exfoliating will only take care of the dead skin.... you need something that will help with dirt, oil and bacteria as well (can you tell I used to work for Clinique LOL).

The problem is that you can't use stuff that will be harmful if she licks it off. I would ask the vet about using an anti-seborrhea shampoo or soap. The vetericyn spray will help prevent the area from getting infected.

I wouldn't use coconut oil on it - the stud tail is caused from too much oil production already.

Has she always had this? Did it coincide with something (changing food, etc)?
 

Spoon&Sphynx

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She's always had it pretty bad, but it goes through phases where it gets even worse. I'll definitely look into these options! Thanks :)
 

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Did you find a solution? I have the same problem over her and couldn't describe it better - "fettuccine"
He had some really awful holes on his tail already..
 

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I use a gel called Nature's Aid. It has aloe, tea tree, roaemary, vitamin e and witch hazel in it.
I put it on my girls after their bath but it's safe to use every day.
 

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It sounds to me like cyst, more than anything. With all that white pus
coming out. Especially them being so big. I would look into something for that
to see how to treat it on a cat.
 

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I've read some of the stud tail forums here, but I'm just at a loss what to do. My Luna has the absolute worst tail acne. She's 2 and a half and fixed. She gets huge black heads that literally feel like pebbles. She also gets cyst build ups when the acne gets really bad. We've mentioned it to the vet several times and they say to just keep exfoliating and cleaning it. I've tried different soaps and methods. I've tried coconut oil, which seems to help it feel softer and less dry, but the acne is still there. Lately, she has been getting the really big ones, and sometimes, if I get the pebble out, there is some kind of white pus? It's like pasta! (Really gross) Like fettuccine comes out of the gaping hole in her tail.

Anyone have any advice/thoughts/experience? It breaks my heart to see her get these sores and infections all the time. I just can't seem to find the right balance to fix it
You need to keep them open to heal from inside out.
You can pop them and put warm compresses on the areas 3 times a day for 15 mins.
Then, put the witch hazel on it. I would do this daily. It will keep it open.
Where it can start to heal from inside. If that doesn't work, I would go to a dermatologist.
 

stewardyhoward

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I tried it with exfoliating gloves, but actually they were not used to bath when we got them.. so its still tricky to get them into water for more than a minute :(
but do you use nylon gloves or something natural?
I will give the witch hazel a try for sure!
 
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