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Pet Tip

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:
E Kulik
City:
Vancouver
Province, Country:
BC, Canada
Type/Breed:
Springer Spaniel
Date of Birth:
April 1997
Sex:
Female
Height:
28
Weight:
16
Coat Colour:
White
Eye Colour:
Brown

Molly like to
eat fruits and vegetables straight from the garden. You can feed her
carrots and green beans. She loves her green bone chew toy and also
likes to hang out on the bed, especially with Evan. The things that
she dislikes the most are Evan's stuffed animals. She is especially
afraid of talking Big Bird. He really freaks her out.
Special Friends:
Evan
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