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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:
nel Bayley
City:
SADP
Province, Country:
QC, Canada
Type/Breed:
peach-face lovebird
Date of Birth:
14 february 2002
Date of Death
26 june 2003
Sex:
Male
Height:
5.5
Weight:
1.3
Coat Colour:
peach face / green body
Eye Colour:
black

To my dearest little little, i miss you alot and your morning cherps are still in my heart. You were the greatest.

i miss you alot my little pumpkin nose.

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