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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:
Jackie Fleischer
City:
Houston
Province, Country:
TX, United States
Type/Breed:
Italian Greyhound
Date of Birth:
12-29-04
Sex:
Female
Height:
15
Weight:
12
Coat Colour:
Fawn and White
Eye Colour:
Brown

I love to play with my friends at work, and drive my uncle BJ (whipett) crazy. I really hate when mommy gives me a bath. And I really get annoyed when someone takes my place on the couch.

I'd have to say my pet peeve is when people think i'm a puppy greyhound.

I really cherished the day that mommy brought me home, I was scarred at first but it turned out to be the best thing that ever happened to me.

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