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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:
Marc Zynoberg
City:
Winnipeg
Province, Country:
MB, Canada
Type/Breed:
Miniature Sheep Dog??
Date of Birth:
Unknown
Date of Death
April 15, 1996
Sex:
Male
Height:
Not Provided
Weight:
Not Provided
Coat Colour:
Black
Eye Colour:
Brown

Toto was our family pet for about 12-13 years.  When groomed properly, he looked just like Toto from The Wizard of Oz.  He passed away in April of 1996, and is missed by his family, and his Daschund brother, "Spike".

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