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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:
Celia Steneker
City:
Coombs
Province, Country:
BC, Canada
Type/Breed:
Tabby cat
Date of Birth:
Not Provided
Date of Death
Not Provided
Sex:
Male
Height:
Not Provided
Weight:
Not Provided
Coat Colour:
Grey
Eye Colour:
Green

Stella was the best cat in the world. He was the only cat I had known throughout my entire life- as he died at the age of 14 and I was merely 11. Stella loved to go around the neighborhood and bully the neighbors dogs, he was a tough cat, yet he was still a loving house pet. He would come around in the mornings, afternoons and evenings for his supper and see us. He was always patient with me and my kid brother as we grew up- thinking it was okay to pull and play with a cats tail and ears, he only ever lost his cool once, and that is understandable.


I'll always love and remember Stella, as he was my first real pet, and he was a great one.

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