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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:
Sarah Madden
City:
Brantford
Province, Country:
Not Provided
Type/Breed:
Beta (Siamese Fighting fish)
Date of Birth:
August 20, 2002
Sex:
Male
Height:
1
Weight:
Not Provided
Coat Colour:
red
Eye Colour:
blue/red

I love to show off my beautiful red fins for my owner.  Sometime I wish I can get out of my fish bowl and play.  I breath the same air as my owner and her friends, because I am a member of the Labyrinth fish family.  I have an auxiliary breathing organ, the so-called labyrinth, which I use to absorb air.  If I am prevented from taking air I will drown.

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