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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:
judy brannan
City:
sacramento
Province, Country:
Not Provided
Type/Breed:
Minature Poodle
Date of Birth:
1998
Date of Death
9-20-07
Sex:
Male
Height:
Not Provided
Weight:
22
Coat Colour:
white
Eye Colour:
dark

Lucky boy,


Not a single day goes by that your memory does not enter my mind.  I think of you when you were younger and feeling good and could see enough to round around the yard. I remember you setting in the outside water bucket when you become too warm playing fetch.  I try to forget how sick you were and how you hung on just for me.  I sometimes think of you now, up in heaven with all my other pets that went before you.  The sun is always shinning and you play ball all day.  One day I will be there too and we will play ball together for eternity.  I know you heard the last words I spoke to you, “you are the best dog in the whole world and in heaven.”  I will love you always my little bubies.  Thank you always for sending Rainbow; he help me heal and I see so much of you in him. 


Mummy. 

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