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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:
Joanne Braknis
City:
North Bay
Province, Country:
ON, Canada
Type/Breed:
Labrador Retriever
Date of Birth:
July 22, 2000
Sex:
Female
Height:
23
Weight:
63
Coat Colour:
Black
Eye Colour:
Brown

Chelsea cames into our lives and changed it forever! Right from the very day I saw her beautiful face I knew we had a special bond that would last a lifetime.  I dont know how to explain a three year love affair.....shes just perfect in everyway.  She has learned to go outside each morning to retrieve "daddys paper", before actually giving it to him she circles around grunting and wagging that little tail that never seems to stop.  Chelsea has had a bed of her own since she was a pup but since our recent move half way across the country, she felt that she needed to be closer to us so she has decided to settle every night between us in bed, stretching out her paws until one of us  hanging on to the edge of the bed.....she won again!  I would have to say one of Chelsea's favorite toys is a ball on a rope (something like the kong) she swings it around hitting herself repeatedly but it doesnt seem to bother her.....however, it has amused some of our neighbors recently. Chelsea has adjusted quickly to the move and has even made a great friend, Sisko.  Every morning at 7am sharpe Sisko patiently waits at the door for Chelsea to come out and play.  She certainly has found a faithful companion in Sisko!

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