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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:
Joanne Braknis
City:
North Bay
Province, Country:
ON, Canada
Type/Breed:
Labrador Retriever
Date of Birth:
February 11, 1988
Date of Death
Unknown
Sex:
Female
Height:
Not Provided
Weight:
60
Coat Colour:
Yellow
Eye Colour:
Brown

Lady was my first dog ever!  I got her just after my parents divorced in 1988.  I will NEVER  forget that night that I bought her home, she was soooooo small and kept my dad and I up most of the night crying. Lady was what I considered my best friend.  I would take her swimming, play in the open fields with her and let her take me for a walk!  Unfortunately, one day after school when I went down to my fathers, he had all Ladys things ready to go, he had decided to give Lady away to a distant relative.  I dont think I was ever so hurt in all my life as I was that day.  As the years passed, I thought often about my best friend and felt guilty because at 11 years old I could not control her fate.  Luckily for me, I knew who had Lady and even had the oppportunity to see her once more a few years later.  Although she is now passed to the Rainbow Bridge after living 12 wonderful years, I still feel that in someway I failed her.  This small memorial is my tribute to one of the finest dogs that ever lived.  I love you Lady!


Picture to come soon!


Joanne


 

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