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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’.

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Province, Country:
ON, Canada
Orange Cat
Date of Birth:
A long Time Ago. He is 19.5
Date of Death
November 8, 2005
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Coat Colour:
Orange and White
Eye Colour:

Marmalade will be missed greatly. He was 19.5 and has always been around. I can't remember him ever not being there. I am only 5 years older then he is. He had a great life. If I were a cat I would have wanted his life.

He is the one on the left. The other one, TIgger, passed away on August 01, 2005.

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