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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:
Beth Johnson
City:
Ogden
Province, Country:
KS, United States
Type/Breed:
Spitz/mix
Date of Birth:
07/29/1998
Date of Death
07/05/2005
Sex:
Female
Height:
Not Provided
Weight:
Not Provided
Coat Colour:
black/white
Eye Colour:
Not Provided

I miss Sheba already.She was a good dog,and my baby.She loved to play with her toys,and loved to have her belly rubbed.I will never forget her.She started having bad seizures and started getting really aggressive with people and animals.She couldn't see very good.I had to euthanasia her.It was a very hard thing to do,but I know she will not suffer anymore.She could not play all that great at the end.She had no energy.Sheba is missed,and she will always be in my heart.

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