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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:
ann mullen
City:
monmouth
Province, Country:
Not Provided
Type/Breed:
yorkie
Date of Birth:
may 95
Date of Death
18/11/2009
Sex:
Male
Height:
14
Weight:
5
Coat Colour:
black & tan
Eye Colour:
brown

for our Fred, a loving part of our family sadly passed away this night, no more pain may you feel, you can play in the forest on long warm days, we will hold you in our harts for ever & a day. go have fun little one, our one & only Mr Fredie Pie our little guy.

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