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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:
Leah May
City:
Burlington
Province, Country:
ON, Canada
Type/Breed:
Bichon Frise
Date of Birth:
March 11, 2006
Sex:
Male
Height:
10
Weight:
19
Coat Colour:
White
Eye Colour:
Black

I'm 4 months old now and finally putting on some weight since my Mommy switched my food!  MMM, lovin'it!
I'm in love with my older sister, I can't stand to be without her, although I'm sure I get on her nerves sometimes.  Mommy took me to puppy school where I learned a few new tricks, I'll do anything for a treat! 
I don't really like to share though, that's a bit of an issue with my older sister, but we sure do have fun fighting over our toys!  I love what my Mom & Dad did with our backyard, it looks great, I love to garden, digging a hole is my latest accomplishment.  I enjoy a walk through the flower garden every now and then too when their not looking!
I enjoy grazing on grass and dirt in the backyard and having a nap in the shade with my big sis!
Mommy & Daddy let me sleep in their big bed with Elly May and now we are one big happy family!  I've become quite the snuggle bug (as my Mom would say).
I'll report back when I get bigger than my sister, won't be long now!
June 2007 Update
I'm here to give you the update!  I'm a BIG BOY now, I'm one year's old, Mommy had a birthday party for me, with a doggy cake and everything.  It was quite the party!  I've fit into my new family instantly, I'm in love with my big sister, she's the best!  We run and play and sleep, that's my favourite thing to do.  I'm really good at taking the squeek out of all my squeeker toys Mom buys me, but she keeps buying me more!
I hope you've enjoyed my update and the new picture of me on the site  (doing my favourite thing).
Woof, Woof

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