Does Your Dog Have Happy Tail Syndrome?
If your pup's exuberant tail wagging has led to injury, they could have this condition.
BY DANIELA LOPEZ
ORIGINALLY POSTED MAY 2, 2022
Koen Meershoek / Stocksy
Happy tail syndrome is a bit of a misnomer. This frustrating problem makes both dogs and people decidedly unhappy. What is happy tail syndrome, exactly? It occurs when a dog wags their tail forcefully, hitting objects (like walls, chairs, even people), and injures themself in the process. The good news is you can keep happy tail syndrome from escalating if you catch it early. Here’s everything you need to know, including how to treat happy tail syndrome if you think your dog already has it.
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