I have a 10 month old female boxer who gets excited to easily and hits her tail on everything... we also had her in the kennel for a while when we would go to sleep or leave. Then the tip of her tail started bleeding. There was blood all over the walls from her hitting her tail on it. I cleaned it everyday, put triple antibiotic ointment on it, put a gauze on it, and wrapped it with vet tape and that other kind of tape that's really sticky that you use for animals. Well she always tried to chew it off but then after treating like that everyday it stopped bleeding and started to heal.. out of no where her tail starts bleeding again and this time its much worse it looks infected and its bleeding on the side of her tail this time... I ran out of the sticky tape but I have medical tape I put on it with gauze and the ointment. This morning she wouldn't stop wining I think it was because of her tail.. well I checked her tail and she chewed the tape off the top of her tail. So I went and cleaned it with rubbing alcohol because that's all I have till I go to the store today and damped some alcohol on a gauze and put it on her tail and then another piece of gauze on that one and then more medical tape over it. It seemed to help because she isn't whining right now.. I called the vet and they said amputating it would be the best thing. And that it would cost about $400-$500 to do it. Also my boyfriend said that he read somewhere amputating a body part can be worse because they might think its still there or something I don't exactly remember what he said!!!! Any helpful tips or ideas?