Sandyroads Free Willie's Tribute
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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’.
- Brenda Forbes
- Glace Bay
- Province, Country:
- Not Provided
- Miniature Schnauzer
- Date of Birth:
- 5 April 95
- Date of Death
- 24 November 04
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Goodbye, Momma's good boy. It's been really hard to be without you these past few days, but I know you're in a better place now. You can see again, and you don't need your insulin any longer. You can run freely now, without pain or worries.
It's a very lonely little house now, without you in it. I know your spirit is still here with us, but it really isn't the same. There's nobody to meet me when I come home from work, and nobody sleeping beside my bed.
I miss you so much, little Willie.