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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:
Francina Kempenaar
City:
Kingston
Province, Country:
ON, Canada
Type/Breed:
Border Collie/Poodle Cross
Date of Birth:
April 6, 1993
Sex:
Male
Height:
20
Weight:
53
Coat Colour:
brown and tan
Eye Colour:
brown

My personality suits my name.  I follow my buddy Paul around every where he goes.  I love to go for long walks anywhere, anytime of the day or night.  Just get out that leash and lets go go go.  
My buddy Paul has moved out on his own and I got to move in with him - but I still get to come to visit with his mom and her pup-   I love to be outside in the summer, and it takes some convincing to get me to come in out of the sunshine.  But who can blame me - I love to play in freshly fallen snow too.  My favorite toy is the tennis ball and I love to have my dentabone treats.  I'm a bit of a scavenger and watch for any food my buddy or his mom drop on the floor and when they do, I am right there to snatch it up so they won't have to wash the floor.
Thats about all I have to say about myself for now.  So glad you popped in to meet me!

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