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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’.

Ashley Hynum
Province, Country:
AB, Canada
Blue Heeler X
Date of Birth:
May 10,2002
Not Provided
Coat Colour:
Blue Merle
Eye Colour:

My name is Xena and I am a very special puppy. My mom and dad rescued me from the Humane Society last year. I was very skinny and was given up because someone had no time for me. I am doing much better now, mommy had no trouble fattening me up! I am currenty taking classes for "reactive dogs" where I am learning how to deal with new things and people. I love my bear bear and my sister Dallas, the cats ok too. I love my new mom and dad, and I know they love me too!

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