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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’.

Jordan Frey
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Personality: Very intelligent, stubborn, athletic, dominant.
Likes: Owners getting home, fetch w/ logs, destroying toys w/in 15 minutes.
Dislikes: Cats, strangers, some dogs.
Jazper is very smart yet stubborn and dominant now that he's aging, (almost 2 yrs.). He loves me, my younger brother, and dad. He never leaves any of our sides especially if a stranger is present. At night he constantly checks each room, and has often waken us up at night b/c of a leaf moving outside. He's very strong and even my dad struggles when playing tug of war. He always knows when something isn't right whether it's a stranger or an owner's bad day...Jazper has twice spotted someone trying to break into our house, and has protected my brother and I from a pitt bull on two occasions.

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