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All about Annie
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’.
- Maria Johnson
- Province, Country:
- ON, Canada
- Chocolate Lab
- Date of Birth:
- January 26, 2002
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What an awesome addition to our family.
Annie, has quickly become the darling of our neighborhood. During our evening walks, everyone has to make sure they come out to greet her.
Not particularly fond of the pool yet, but getting more daring all the time.
The only thing we're working on is the "Garden Wars". She keeps stealing flowers out of the garden!
Already won her first ribbon. "Best Pet of the Day" beating out 15 other dogs!