The beginning of the article is a traumatized Labrador dog that had an accident and the dog's tail has to be amputated. Do you know something? If the dog had docked tail since puppy age then They NO NEED to amputate, because the tail is already PROTECTED by the docked process. That is WHY we dock tails on dogs... in order to avoid painful accidents in the future life and reduce the possibilities of a a very painful broken tail situation. It a matter of health preservation and life protection for our loved dogs.