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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:
Trevor Addie
City:
Aldie
Province, Country:
VA, USA
Type/Breed:
German Shepherd
Date of Birth:
1985
Date of Death
1998
Sex:
Male
Height:
Not Provided
Weight:
Not Provided
Coat Colour:
Black and Tan
Eye Colour:
Chocolate Brown

My name was Chester, I was loving, kind, caring, protective, and in all summed up a perfect pet. My owners loved me until I died in April of 1998, my body may be gone, but my spirit is still right next to my owner.

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