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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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long hair domestic
Date of Birth:
not sure
Date of Death
April 2006
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Coat Colour:
Brown tiger stripe
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We found shorty and her sister Py-py about 4 yrs ago. they were hanging around our neighbors house and she thought they were my cats (they were young cats). we took them in and they just ended up living with us.  the 2 cats did just about everything together at first. they ate together slept together. whatever room one was in the other wouild follow. As they got more comfortable with my other cats they made friends, I think one of my male cats had a crush on Shorty. My other cat always laid with her and gave her baths it was so sweet. Shorty always had to have her own eating spot (not with the others) as well does her sis Py-py.  Shorty was found dead on our kitchen and we weren't sure what happend.  We miss Shorty ("Shorts" for short). We love her and hope she is happy.  I hope she getting all the kitty treats that her tummy can withstand!

Love You Shorts!

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