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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’.

Owner:
Joan Renaud
City:
Montreal
Province, Country:
QC, Canada
Type/Breed:
Mini Pinscher mix
Date of Birth:
July 29, 1997
Sex:
Male
Height:
Not Provided
Weight:
20
Coat Colour:
Black and Brown
Eye Colour:
Brown

I am very territorial when it comes to my family and home. I try not to bark when the mailman comes to the door, but sometimes I slip up a little. I will dance for treats and love taking afternoon naps. I am very independant but love to snuggle with the leader of my pack, Joan. My favorite spots to sleep are under the covers and in my bed (it's shaped like a bunny!). My best friend is Mitch. He's an uppity Mini Schnauzer (4 years younger than me). I taught him the ropes but am still top dog. My nickname is Charlie Brown or Prince Charles (if i've been naughty!)

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