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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:
Sharon McNeil
City:
Moose Jaw
Province, Country:
SK, Canada
Type/Breed:
Bouvier X
Date of Birth:
Aug 2002
Sex:
Male
Height:
25
Weight:
80
Coat Colour:
Black
Eye Colour:
Brown

Buddy's favorite toys are his rawhides. Better to chew them than my furniture. He also loves his Big Stuffed A & W Bear which he carries to bed with him every night. That bear is bigger than my cats but he drags it everywhere.  Buddy loves to roll in the snow and chase his ball outside.  He's as nosy as his cats and gets into as much trouble too.  He's trouble but he's lovable too.

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