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Pet Tip

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:
Kim & Mark Deluca/Promane
City:
Toronto
Province, Country:
ON, Canada
Type/Breed:
Mini Schnauzer
Date of Birth:
04/19/03
Sex:
Male
Height:
Not Provided
Weight:
Not Provided
Coat Colour:
Salt & Pepper
Eye Colour:
Brown

Parker is a very lazy, cuddly, cute mini shnauzer who is always willing to please.  He is 4 months old at the present time and he is already able to sit, shake a paw, lay down, and die when you shoot him for a treat.  He loves his toys.  One of his favourites is his mini schnauzer stuffed puppy.  He has a wonderful family who love him unconditionally as he loves them.  He has already become part of the routine at home, especially at bedtime.  Around 10:30 pm in the evening he sits at the bottom of the bed and cries to get up so that he can enjoy lounging for a 1/2 hour before crate time.  Oh yes, and he loves to argue with the blow dryer every morning. Parker has brought so much love and happiness to our home.

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