My sister's 10-11 year old pit bull (sweetest dog ever) has had a tail injury for a while now. It bleeds and looks like a bite/puncture wound, but we know it is not. I just took her to the vet last week and he took an x-ray and basically said it is alot more serious and alot more deeper than we thought. Something about the tissue, bone and so on. So he says that the best thing to do is to amputate an inch above the wound. Good thing the wound is right in the center of the tail. He also says that it doesn't hurt her. She just licks at it alot. My question is, what is the process like to have the surgery? Being that she is 10-11 years old, is putting her to sleep a safe thing? Also, what so the aftermath entail? Just wondering. Wanted to know all this before we do call the vet back and schedule the surgery appointment. Thanks.........