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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:
monica calderon
City:
austin
Province, Country:
TX, United States
Type/Breed:
tabby
Date of Birth:
2/12/1995
Date of Death
27/27/07
Sex:
Male
Height:
Not Provided
Weight:
Not Provided
Coat Colour:
white/auburn/light brown
Eye Colour:
hazel, green

There aren't enough words to describe Morris and his enthusiasm for people and life. Morris was a great cat. Everyone who came in contact with him loved him; even those that are allergic to cats loved Morris. He was a very fun loving and spirited cat. He was an indoor cat for about 6 years and an outdoor cat for about the same time. I guess being inside all those years made him enjoy the outside that much more. He had trouble fitting in at first with the other cats because he didn’t know really how to defend himself. He got the hang of it and never wanted to come in, even when it was raining. His tiny paws would scratch at the door to let us know that he needed something, whether it was attention, food, water, and love. He was an angel and my best friend. Morris will forever be loved and missed. Rest in peace MOPO.

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