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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:
Angie Linton
City:
Mississauga
Province, Country:
ON, Canada
Type/Breed:
Jack Russell Terrier
Date of Birth:
January 17, 2002
Sex:
Male
Height:
15
Weight:
18
Coat Colour:
Tri colour
Eye Colour:
Brown

Likes:   Snuggling with my mommy in the morning.  Long naps in the afternoon.  Crazy runs around the house after a) pooing  and b) baths.  Going to the dogpark!!!!!
Dislikes:  People walking by our apartment.  Sharing toys.  Being cooped up in the house.

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