All about Roxie
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’.
- tammy gelean
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Um. I had this cat since I was eight. When we got her she was taken from her mother too soon so it became my duty to feed her with an eyedroper. After that she never left me alone. When I moved out of my moms house I had to leave her behind until I got my own place. My mom called me about two months later telling me there was something wrong with her. I went up to her place (which was about an 8 hour drive away) When I got there I saw that she had loss massive amounts of weight and that her back foot was bald. Upon visiting the vet I was told plain and simple that it was because I wasn't there.
She slept like a human, cuddled with me with her head on a pillow and covered with a blanket. That cat was my best friend. We had to put her to sleep due to cancer and kidney failure. She had been fine until one day everything went. I am sure that she was faking it just to not worry me. Because it was like one day she was FINE and the next I was putting her to sleep.
I miss her more then I thought that I would and nights are not the same. But me and my fiancee have gotten two more kittens to bless outr life. And I know that Roxie is always there with me.