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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:
Lia Brown
City:
Waterloo
Province, Country:
ON, Canada
Type/Breed:
Beagle mix
Date of Birth:
March 1989
Sex:
Female
Height:
Not Provided
Weight:
22
Coat Colour:
Black, brown, and white
Eye Colour:
Brown

I sleep with my human mum on her bed every night, and I like to follow her around everywhere. I'm getting old and I have some health problems, but I'm still getting around pretty well. I like to steal food and eat garbage, and chase the cat. I hate it when I'm left at home when my people go out, and I'm so glad to see them when they come home! Feed me!!!

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