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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’.

Claire Piercey
St. John's
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January 2005
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Luke’s life was cut way too short by debilitating hip dysplasia and arthritis. In his short time on earth he was, what can only be described as, a force of nature. He had tremendous spirit and a love of long walks and runs through the woods. He vocalized his displeasures when things didn’t go his way with snorts and grunts that were of continual amusement to his human companions. Luke certainly “spoke” his mind. He was a loyal and constant friend who is sadly missed.

Luke is now running free through the woods of Heaven with no pain or discomfort.

He lives on in the memories of those that loved him.

"A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself."
-- Josh Billings

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