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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:
Sandra Andrews
City:
Ottawa
Province, Country:
ON, Canada
Type/Breed:
Teddy Bear Hamster
Date of Birth:
January, 2, 2004
Sex:
Female
Height:
Not Provided
Weight:
Not Provided
Coat Colour:
brown/white
Eye Colour:
black

Hello my name is Rita, I'm a energetic hamster when I'm out of my cage my mommy can bairly keep up with me. I also sleep in very odd posistions. I love food I really love my lettus, I like carrots to but not as much. I love to play but if I want to left alone I'll bite you!

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