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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:
CRIS MARINELLA
City:
WOODBRIDGE
Province, Country:
ON, Canada
Type/Breed:
Tomcat
Date of Birth:
Not Provided
Date of Death
01/19/2009
Sex:
Male
Height:
Not Provided
Weight:
Not Provided
Coat Colour:
black/white
Eye Colour:
green

Charlie was the friendliest cat I had ever know.  He would not hurt a fly.  He touched my heart in a way that words can never express.  He loved unconditionally till the end and letting him go was the hardest thing I have ever had to do and I will miss him till the day I die.  I love you my Charlie boy!  Have fun in Cat Heaven.

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