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Pet Tip

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:
Sarah Hoculik
City:
St. Catharines
Province, Country:
ON, Canada
Type/Breed:
Mini Schnauzer
Date of Birth:
January 13, 2005
Sex:
Male
Height:
12
Weight:
6
Coat Colour:
Black & White
Eye Colour:
Black

Pepper's a playful, and affectionate dog.  Absolutely LOVES people, and is friendly towards other dogs as well.  He loves to be with his owners no matter what activity they may be engaging in, and even though he craves our companionship, he is also content being left alone in his crate for periods of time.  Obedient, easy to train and CUTE!!! 
His favourite toys are his rubber egg, and sock.

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