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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 Colley
City:
Charleroi
Province, Country:
PA, USA
Type/Breed:
Tabby
Date of Birth:
October 1986
Date of Death
April 2004
Sex:
Female
Height:
Not Provided
Weight:
Not Provided
Coat Colour:
Not Provided
Eye Colour:
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In memory of a beautiful little cat named KittyK who has touched her hearts over the past 17 years with her charm and companionship.  We were blessed to have her as a part of our family for so many years.  She had such a wonderful life, coming and going as she would please, always having one of our warm beds to cuddle up and sleep the day away...not to mention sleeping on a certain someone's pillow at night, curled around their head.  Although she lived a long and healthy life, we were so saddened when she suddenly became very ill, she will be forever missed.  Forever our KittyK


Matty, Barb, Matthew, Amanda, Matt and (2) feline siblings, Templeton and Macarune,  who still dont understand where their big sister has gone.

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