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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:
David & Rosi Kitching
City:
Not Provided
Province, Country:
Not Provided
Type/Breed:
Basset Hound
Date of Birth:
1994
Date of Death
June 17, 2005
Sex:
Male
Height:
15
Weight:
55
Coat Colour:
white and tan
Eye Colour:
brown

Howard was our beloved pet Basset Hound who died unexpectedly early Friday morning while recovering from surgery to remove his spleen. It was especially shocking and saddening because he was such a healthy Basset, and every indication before and after surgery was for a quick and easy recovery.


To borrow someone else's words, Howard wasn't our whole life, but he made our lives whole.


He will be sorely missed.

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