10-07-2010, 10:23 AM
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Tail rubbing can be caused by many things - insect hypersensitivity, food allergy, lice infestation, mange, dry skin or in rare cases a behavioral vice much like cribbing. It's obviously not worms though, since she is regularly wormed.
I have heard some people use this formula - which could help if it has anything to do with insects or dry skin and it's kind of a cheap/natural alternative.
Mix equal parts of Listerine mouth wash (original formula) and cheap baby oil in a spray bottle. Spray on and finger comb it through to the roots. This mixture seems to keep the flies away and the baby oil also softens the hair and moisturizes the tail bone skin.
I have never tried this, but read up on it during the summer months when my guy was rubbing his tail. I eneded up using MTG like you said and it seemed to do the trick.