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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:
Linda Gish
City:
Longmont
Province, Country:
CO, United States
Type/Breed:
Domestic Shorthair Tabby
Date of Birth:
Sept 1991
Date of Death
May 7, 2009
Sex:
Female
Height:
Not Provided
Weight:
Not Provided
Coat Colour:
Gray Tabby
Eye Colour:
Green

Chubbychook was a little female gray tabby I adopted back in the Fall of 1991.Her mother had been hit by a car and left behind 5 little kittens barely 4 weeks old. We took Chubbychook home and loved her.  She died this May from renal failure.  We knew when it was time to bring her to our loving Veterinarian. "Lisa. " Love goes on, everyday I think about her.  I hope we get them back after we die.  It gives me hope.  Linda G.

 

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