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Her current rating is 4.64 out of 5 with 25 vote(s).
All about Kody
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’.
- Jo-Ann Stafford
- Hampton Twp
- Province, Country:
- NJ, United States
- Border Collie Mix
- Date of Birth:
- Feb. 1, 2005
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Kody is filled with puppy energy; she is however, a very smart young dog. She loves her older sister Cookie (a Sheltie Mix), but still does not always know when to leave her alone. She lives with 2 cats, Bandit and Mush Mouse and also does not know when to leave them be, but she is learning - mainly because they put her in her place.
Kody was rescued from a local shelter at 12 weeks old and is growing up to be a wonderful companion and a real comedienne. She loves to steal towels, underwear and socks. Her favorite toys are anything that squeaks, because she believes that the noisier something is (including herself) the better. She also loves to play with the large tiger in her photo, which was not intended to be a dog toy. She, as usual, won.
She sleeps on the bed with her two Moms and loves to sprawl. She is a picky eater and will probably keep her girlish figure forever At 6 1/2 months old she weighs 40 pounds.