All about Rothy
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’.
- Maggie Barron
- Province, Country:
- ON, Canada
- Maine Coon MIx
- Date of Birth:
- 25 April 2000
- Date of Death
- Not Provided
- Coat Colour:
- Black/Brown Tabby
- Eye Colour:
This is my memorial for Rothy who I last saw the night of Saturday, October 19, 2002. He fell asleep on my chest that night. He went out to play in the back field the morning of October 24th and never came home.
I don't know if he's still alive or if he's dead but I miss him more than anything.
He was adopted by a friend I was living with on June 16, 2000 and lived with me in Ottawa until October of that year when he went to live at my parents' place in Munster.
He loved being an indoor/outdoor cat. Some nights I would go out and sit in the long grass and wait for him to come home. Sometimes I'd be out there searching for him past 2am.
He had a strange cute habit of suckling on people's earlobes, if they'd let him. I geuss he though he was still a kitten.
Little Rothy angel, wherever you are....I hope that you're happy and free of pain....I know someday that I'll see you again......
I love you Rothy!
"There are more than angels watching over me...I beleive....I believe"