So I have a rescue bully, with an inverted tail. The second I sprung him out of the shelter I knew his tail pocket would be a problem. And it has been a battle for the last 2.5 years. Right now his pocket stink/ooze is quite bad and a culture revealed strep and enterococcus, so he's going on a 2 week course of antibiotics and a diet supplement to help regulate his gut bacteria. My vet says he is not a candidate for amputation as his anus is quite close to his tail and he's worried about complications during surgery- that said, I don't know that my vet has enough experience with this- he has a lot of bully clients, but how many could he really see with our type of tail issues? My female has a similar tail, but beyond puppyhood, it's been problem free. Aside from amputation and keeping it clean- we clean 2x a day- we've tried I feel like everything to keep it dry/not irritated, do you have suggestions? The pocket is tight and deep- I can get up to my second knuckle when cleaning- which he does not like and is starting not to tolerate. I know he's upset, itchy and irritated and it breaks my heart.