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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’.

Toni Michelle Baillargeon
Province, Country:
ON, Canada
Bouvier Des Flanders
Date of Birth:
Mach 15 96
Date of Death
January 29 02
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Here Lays by best friend  and baby boy . Diesel was a great dog who spirt was untouched by his sickness but he was a trooper and fought a hard fight  and for that he is now gone but will never be forgotten .Sleep my sweet boy we love you up to the moon and back.We will meet again my good friend at the rainbow bridge

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