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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:
Tammy Collinson
City:
Surrey
Province, Country:
BC, Canada
Type/Breed:
calico cat
Date of Birth:
march 1990
Date of Death
october 22 2005
Sex:
Female
Height:
Not Provided
Weight:
5
Coat Colour:
orange & black
Eye Colour:
green

Tiggy was a perfect cat. She lived a long life and a very happy life. she was very tolerable living with 3 chihuahuas, but she put up with them. She was diagnosed with bone cancer at the age of 16. There was nothing our family could do for her. She loved cat nip. Every Christmas morning she would get her stocking and go straight for the mouse cat nip toy. I loved her so much. her nickname was mameer. She always knew when i was upset and would always be there to comfort me when i was crying. I love you tiggy and i miss you with all of my heart.

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