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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’.

Renee H.
Province, Country:
CO, United States
Miniature Schnauzer
Date of Birth:
September 1, 1989
Date of Death
July 14, 2005
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Coat Colour:
Salt & Pepper
Eye Colour:

Muffin was and will always remain my true Best Friend.  We did everything together and I will never forget her sweet little face. 
I love you my Baby!!!


Little One~

You were my world, you were my love
Now you are in Heaven above.
Almost sixteen years have gone by
Now saddness is drawn in my eyes.
It's not your fault, I know you tried
If my love could save you, you never would have died.
I am thankful for the life that we have shared
It would not be the same if you were never there.
And so my baby I say a prayer
That when I come to Heaven, I will see you there.
Redemption is sweet as you can see
It will once again be you and me.


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