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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:
Laura-Lynne B
City:
Bellingham
Province, Country:
MA, United States
Type/Breed:
Hamster / Golden
Date of Birth:
Sept. 6th 2003
Date of Death
January 18th 2004
Sex:
Male
Height:
Not Provided
Weight:
Not Provided
Coat Colour:
Golden
Eye Colour:
Brown

Caramel was my first pet. He was a adorable, trusting hamster. He started getting fat one day, and my sister, (thats a vet) said he had a tumor, and that he only hd a few days left to live. He lived a week, so I thought he was going to live longer. One night, my friend asked me to sleep over. My mom picked me up early the next day, and made me eat right away. Then I said "I'm going to cheak on Caramel." My mom stoped me and she said "I think Caramel's dead. He's mnot moving." I started poking him, but he wouldin't wake up. I droped on my knees and started crying. I got a box, put some shavings and food and them him in it. My brother burried him in my back yard. I still miss him. He was a good pet. I love him, and miss him.

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