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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’.

April Kwong
Province, Country:
WA, United States
Fish / Guppy
Date of Birth:
Date of Death
Not Provided
Coat Colour:
silver & yellow
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Yellowtail (Hamachi) was a cute little guppy. He was very active and had a beautiful bright shiny eye-catching tail. It liked to chase and play with Bigtail (his companion).

I am very sorry, yellowtail, that we didn't take very good care of you. But we hope that you had a good life and we hope you will always be happy in the heaven. Me and Li will always remember you and we'll send you all the best wishes.

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