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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:
Norma Gabriel
City:
Edmonton
Province, Country:
AB, Canada
Type/Breed:
Shiba inu
Date of Birth:
05/07/98
Sex:
Male
Height:
16
Weight:
45
Coat Colour:
Red
Eye Colour:
Brown

Hi Im Murphy, I live with my Mom and my sister(we both have the same parents) but she is one year younger. I love to play in the snow but I dont like hot weather or water. I love to play ball and chewy toys. I dont like strangers very much I need to get to know people first then Im friendly. I like to have long walks, but my Mom wont let me run loose thats probably because when we get loose we like to run off and not come back until we want to (even though I have been to obedience classes (twice)

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