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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:
Amanda Cormier
City:
St Phillippe
Province, Country:
NB, Canada
Type/Breed:
shih tzu
Date of Birth:
Not Provided
Sex:
Female
Height:
Not Provided
Weight:
Not Provided
Coat Colour:
white with black spots
Eye Colour:
brown

Couldn't tell she was suppose to have long fur, it was matted with poop so much that it stuck to her skin. She smelled of the barn and barn poop, where she was living for about two yrs. of her young life. She hadn't know any other life but four walls in the barn where she ate, slept, pooped, and played with her only friend Tia a rotweiler who was in no condition to be kept alive. She was kept there for a reason,to try and breed her to make money, which fortunatly was unsucessful for obvious reasons. I fell in love with her right away despite how she looked and smelled. The owner offered her to me for free. As much as I didn't hesitate to take her,she didn't hesitate to jump into my car. I took her home wondering what my hubby would say to me when he saw her......

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