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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’.

Christine Wahba
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Province, Country:
QC, Canada
Great Dane
Date of Birth:
April 1997
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Coat Colour:
Black and white
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best friend... big time.

Turn Ons - Too many to list here.
Pet peeves -I have none.
Most Embarrassing Moment When I fell in the pool and could
not get out.
Favorite Chew Toy - My owners...also my ball.
Favorite lounging spot -Couch.
Fondest Memory -When my owners bought me.
Favorite Activities
-Long walks.
What makes me bark - Everything.
When I'm lucky - My owner lets me snooze in bed.
My owner doesn't know I - sleep on the couch when they
are away.
What I like most about being a dog - I am mans' best friend.
Enemies - I am too lovable to have any.
Heros - My owners.
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