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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:
Karen Turner
City:
Not Provided
Province, Country:
Not Provided
Type/Breed:
Turtle
Date of Birth:
June 1991
Date of Death
May 6, 2004
Sex:
Female
Height:
6
Weight:
8.5
Coat Colour:
Green
Eye Colour:
Yellow

Timmy was my pet turtle. I had him for 6 years before discovering he was really a she! A few years ago he/she developed shell rot. Unfortunately nothing helped. He continued to be active right up until the end.


For a turtle, his life was most exciting. He was originally stolen from a pet store...by my then boyfriend. He was the meanest turtle of the bunch. He grew to big for his bowl and moved into a tank. There he managed to escape. Moved into a bigger tank...he still managed to escape. My Dad told my sisters to pick him up with a dust pan. My sisters replied, "He's bigger then the dust pan!!" 


He had his own pool in the back yard, complete with sun bathing rock. He ate minows and gold fish. He tormented the dogs and scared various guests. He will me sadly missed. Our whole house is decorated with zillions of turtle ornaments and stuff. So no matter what, he will never be forgotten.


Timmy - we love you.

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