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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:
diane gilker
City:
scarborough
Province, Country:
ON, Canada
Type/Breed:
Border Collie
Date of Birth:
May 14 2004
Sex:
Male
Height:
21
Weight:
50
Coat Colour:
redwhite
Eye Colour:
yellow

Tucker is a very active little boy. He loves going to the cottage and spending lots of time in the great outdoors. He is very verbal and is not shy to tell you when he wants something. Loves tormenting our two cats and the kids too. His favorite toy is a stuffed donkey from the movie Shrek, which has had many surgeries to fix him back up. I think these dogs are part beaver as they love to chew, make sure he has lots of things he is allowed to chew on or else he'll find something. But we love him to bits.

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