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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:
Tony Brakus
City:
Calgary
Province, Country:
Not Provided
Type/Breed:
Shih Tzu
Date of Birth:
July 1988
Date of Death
July 2003
Sex:
Male
Height:
9
Weight:
15
Coat Colour:
Beige
Eye Colour:
Brown

In loving memory for Sammy who passed away July 1, 2003.


You were a loving, faithful companion and my best friend. No one can ever take that away from us.


Thank you for the joy you brought into my life.


You will always be loved and remembered.


Until we meet again Sammy.


Tony

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