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Limber tail in dogs – Pet tip 140

Limber Tail Syndrome (AKA cold tail, dead tail, broken wag) is quite common among some breeds of hunting dogs, such as Labradors, Golden Retrievers, Pointers, Setters, and Beagles. It is a condition in which the tail becomes limp and sometimes painful after exertion, particularly during inclement weather, swimming, or in an under-conditioned dog. It is a condition well-known to hunting dog owners and trainers, but not commonly seen by veterinarians. The syndrome is characterized by the swelling of the muscles at the base of the tail (the wagging muscles, which are also used heavily during swimming when the tail may serve as a rudder). These muscles are bound to the tail by a tight ring of connective tissue. As the muscles swell and expand, the connective tissue begins to serve as a tourniquet – cutting off normal blood flow.

When increased pressure within a confined space results in reduced blood flow, it is known as a ‘compartment syndrome’.

Sandi McTavish
Cold Lake
Province, Country:
AB, Canada
paint quarter cross
Date of Birth:
may 2001
Coat Colour:
sorrel & white
Eye Colour:

Hi My name is Gypsy . I come from a PMU farm in Manitoba Canada. I now live in Alberta. I was wild and untouched when my owner came and got me . I have one more year to grow before I can take my owner for rides and hopefully barrel racing. I love to run and play and love to be groomed and spent time with. I do not kick or bite and love all people. I am spoiled and love treats.

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