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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:
Nicola Parker
City:
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Province, Country:
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Type/Breed:
Dog
Date of Birth:
25/10/1992
Date of Death
28/12/2006
Sex:
Female
Height:
Not Provided
Weight:
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Coat Colour:
Brown
Eye Colour:
Brown

Tara,


I love you and miss you. I hope you know how much. I know we will meet again and pick up where we left off. You were loyal, friendly and beautiful.Look in on us from time to time.


You were and are the best friend i have ever had and will ever have.


Take care beautiful. I will miss you forever and love you always baby.


Love Nick xxx

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