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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:
Tanya Aramouni
City:
Kanata
Province, Country:
ON, Canada
Type/Breed:
Boxer
Date of Birth:
March 20 2005
Sex:
Female
Height:
Not Provided
Weight:
28
Coat Colour:
fawn
Eye Colour:
brown

My name is Marley and i am a 4 month old boxer,
 My likes are sleeping in bed with mom and dad and once dad get's up i steal, his spot on the pillow( mommy and i love to sleep in), I love my stuffed toys and playing tug-o-war with daddy. Dislikes are when every one has to go work and I'm left all alone.
 

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