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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’.

brittany toole
Province, Country:
NS, Canada
Great Pyrenees
Date of Birth:
July 19, 2000
Coat Colour:
Eye Colour:
dark brown

i am a polar bear. and a big one at that!! i love to sleep on my owner's bed. perferably on the pillows. chew toys don't last very long but when they are still in one piece, i love them to pieces, literally!!! i love to go for walks. my favorite season is winter cuz i love snow. my favorite toy is my squeaky walrus. my favorite loungin spot is on my red chair. it's not really mine. i just clamed it. but when i lay in it i take up the whole chair so my head hangs over the edge.!!!! my best friend is my cousin Luna. she's a yellow lab and we go for walks together.

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