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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’.

Owner:
Eva Brown
City:
Georgetown
Province, Country:
Not Provided
Type/Breed:
chihuahua
Date of Birth:
May 12,1991
Date of Death
March 16,2004
Sex:
Female
Height:
10
Weight:
5
Coat Colour:
blk,wht
Eye Colour:
brn

Our dear Pennie girl,We miss you so very much.Till we meet again little girl.Love Mommy and Daddy.

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