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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:
Michelle Hansen
City:
Ottawa
Province, Country:
ON, Canada
Type/Breed:
Rottie/Lab
Date of Birth:
16 Jan 1997
Sex:
Female
Height:
Not Provided
Weight:
74
Coat Colour:
black and tan
Eye Colour:
brown

Mocha is a very friendly dog.  She will play with absolutly anybody!  She has always had 2 cats to play with, so you know she has no qualms about making friends.  One thing that makes me laugh is the fact that she thinks she is so tough.  She will bark at the doorbell but then cower and hide!  Mocha has had some hard times- at a year and a half, she was hit by a truck but 2 surgeries later, she is still running around like a puppy- you would never believe she is almost 7 years old!

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