Chester

The Accidental Lion


I’ve noticed a swollen area at Chester’s upper tail for quite some months. The infected area was initially a hot spot which became worst after Chester’s licking and biting. I gave it a few months to heal and healed it did but the swollen part wouldn’t go down. So finally last Saturday I brought him to the vet to see what’s wrong with it.


I was horrified when the doc shaved his tail revealing a battered tail with red and black spots. Doc asked me whether he’s neutered which of course is a no. Immediately the doc pointed out that Chester is suffering from stud tail.


Gross right? Do you notice the swollen area?

So what’s a stud tail? This problem is common for un-neutered male (stud) like Chester as his sebaceous gland near the tail is overactive, producing too much oil. It will cause hair loss, redness and black spots due to the oil. To treat it Chester was given a jab, antibiotics and anti-septic to clean his tail daily. Tsk being a stud also susah! Haha


Chester’s medic. The antibiotics pills are quite large and smell yucky and yet my dog has no problem with it when I shove the pills down his throat. Hah!

My sis thought stud tail is a name given for Chester’s current fashion statement but nope it isn’t. And I was so glad that Chester behaved nicely while his tail is being shaved with an electronic shaver. How I wish he’ll be like that (an angel) when I cut his paws fur.




And that’s how my dog became the accidental lion!

His lion-tail looks so cute especially when he wags it. LOL Get better soon Chester.

Funny thing is sis and me thought his tail looks like a lion’s tail while parents thought it looks like a pig’s tail. Hahaha What say you?

p/s: Chester weighted 33kg. Now where does the extra 3kg come from??? Diet time Chester!

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16 Comments

  • Reply foongpc October 8, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    Stud tail? My first time hearing this!

    • Reply Che-Cheh October 8, 2012 at 6:31 pm

      Me too. I thought the doc is joking.

  • Reply foongpc October 8, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    Well, at least Chester is a stud! kakaka!

  • Reply foongpc October 8, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    Chester weighed more? I thought after shaving his tail, he should weigh less? hahaha!!

  • Reply foongpc October 8, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    Get well soon, Chester! : )

    • Reply Che-Cheh October 8, 2012 at 6:33 pm

      Thanks I’ll relay the message to him. πŸ˜‰

  • Reply Dawn October 8, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    This is funny and sad. I have not heard of stud tail and I guess because most domesticated dogs here are neutered. The tail looks like a lion’s tail.

    I think dogs don’t like their paws touched. All 3 of mine keeps pulling their paw every time I cut their nails or clean the paws.

    Every thought of rubbing cold pressed virgin coconut oil on the tail?

    • Reply Che-Cheh October 9, 2012 at 9:18 am

      Mine only don’t like when I try to cut his nails or trim his paws. Cleaning or just touching the paws is ok.

      Coconut oil is suppose to be moisturizing right? Since his sebaceous gland is overactive not sure this is the right move to introduce more oil.

  • Reply Constance Ant October 8, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    this will happen to most of the un-neutered doggie?

    • Reply Che-Cheh October 9, 2012 at 9:20 am

      I don’t think so. Have to ask doc for confirmation.

      I read that if the dog have hypothyroidism, the same problem (stud tail) will emerge.

  • Reply jam October 15, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    Never heard of a stud tail before. Get well soon and hopefully the next time you appear on this column, you have your tail fully grown with fur.

    • Reply Che-Cheh October 15, 2012 at 10:40 pm

      Thanks. Hopefully his tail will get better.

  • Reply FeR October 29, 2012 at 4:30 am

    awww! hope he is better by now!

    • Reply Che-Cheh October 29, 2012 at 5:45 pm

      A little better. The swelling is still there. πŸ™

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