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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:
Emily Taylor
City:
Mission Viejo
Province, Country:
CA, United States
Type/Breed:
English/Australian mix Parakeet
Date of Birth:
January 14, 2002
Sex:
Male
Height:
4
Weight:
0.02
Coat Colour:
blue & white feathers
Eye Colour:
black

likes: I like to sit on feet as they walk around and I also like to nibble on my human's hair.
dislikes: Sometimes I don't like to come out of my cage, the humans get bitten when they try to make me.
pet peeves: I don't like going to bed before 2am - the human covers me up but I keep singing like it's daytime.
favourite toy: I like my mirror - there is a very handsome bird sitting in it!
favourite lounging spot: I just like to sit on my perch in front of the mirror. Nothing too exciting!
Most Embarrassing Moment:  I like to bathe in my water bowl, and normally I keep my head out of the water, but the human was watching me one day - and I fell in head first!
Cherished Memory:  I like to get kisses - I can make a kissing sound now and that always gets me kissed.

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