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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’.

rachel brown
san benito
Province, Country:
TX, United States
mini schnauzer
Date of Birth:
Jun 25 2005
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Well as y'all can see I've gotten a haircut....it's very short but it makes me look older, don't you think....I may look older, but still act the same....I have a little brother now, his name is Seven...(rednosed Pitbull) you'll se him later... I Still lick toes to say hello...I love waking up my big brother in the morning for school, he's a heavy sleeper.....i wake him up with kisses and licks.....Still trying to get the hang of potty training.....and still in love with my daddy and big brother....you can see more pictures of me as i grow http://www.myspace.com/froglover2306 bye princess smurfette.....=)

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