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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’.

Kari Rieger
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Alvin-You have been gone for like 5 hours and I miss you like crazy. You brought so much love and joy to my heart. I miss waking up to you licking my eye lids. You were the most amazing cat a girl could ask for.  Our house is not the same without you. Loco and Minxy Shiloh and Jon all miss you.  There is a whole in my heart that no animal in this world could ever replace. I did everything I could to save your little soul, I guess it was your time to go. I love you more than you will ever know.


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