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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:
Alison Burton
City:
Airdrie
Province, Country:
AB, Canada
Type/Breed:
Goldfish
Date of Birth:
April
Date of Death
June 11
Sex:
Unknown
Height:
Not Provided
Weight:
Not Provided
Coat Colour:
Not Provided
Eye Colour:
Not Provided

I loved this fish, but I still have Flippy. I love both, I will miss The Edge. He was the slow one but I loved him. I called him The Edge because he had black on the end of his fin.

Love Alison

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