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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:
Bernice Beaman
City:
Calgary
Province, Country:
Not Provided
Type/Breed:
Turkish Van
Date of Birth:
June 10 1992
Date of Death
June 25 2004
Sex:
Male
Height:
Not Provided
Weight:
Not Provided
Coat Colour:
white/black patches
Eye Colour:
green

Patches was dearly loved. He was very socialable,liked everyone. He was a confort to me when I was alone he would talk to me and cuddle with me so I wouldn't feel alone. He will be greatly missed.

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