Ranger's tail feathers are downright embarrassing right now. He got pretty sick last November right when he was blowing his coat and his tail feathers never really grew back.
They were finally starting to look not too
bad but then a series of unfortunate accidents occurred that further mangled his poor tail.
One: His play buddy is clueless about stepping on Ranger's tail and pulls feathers out when Ranger gets up.
Two: My foster pup thought Ranger's tail was officially "OMG-BEST-TOY-EVER" and was always chewing it, biting it, or snacking on it.
Worst of all, Three: Ranger got burrs caught it in and I didn't notice for oh, ten minutes. At that point, he decided to take matters into his own...paws....or teeth, as the case may be, and he ripped them out...destroying his tail in the process.
He's got 2 inches of re-growth at the base of his tail but the rest...oh god, the rest. The pieces that are left are long, which makes it worse. His tail is officially see through. In fact, it looks like a bad mullet (though I'm not sure there is such thing as a good one).
Um, can I trim his tail down? I think losing 2-5 inches would help make it not look so scraggly. Or do I just suck it up and wait another 6 months for re-growth?
And if I can trim it...what's the best way?