Q. She is whining about, and protecting the midsection of her tail, as if it is injured. Maybe slight swelling, but see no outward cause. Her age 2 yrs

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A. Breaks or injuries to the tail may not cause much swelling so it is very likely the tail could be injured without being visibly apparent. It is best to bring your dog into the vet for an exam and X-ray of the tail especially if she is painful or protective of it.

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