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Pet Tip

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:
Inthedoghouse
City:
Not Provided
Province, Country:
Not Provided
Type/Breed:
Unknown mixed breed
Date of Birth:
Oct 1, 2009
Sex:
Female
Height:
22
Weight:
52
Coat Colour:
Golden brown and white
Eye Colour:
Dark brown

Happy, happy, happy

Our first dog (after thirty years of marriage)... we bought her at All Heart Pet Rescue, Powassan, Ontario, in November 2009.

She has brought a lot of joy to our lives.

Her favourite treat? Ice cubes!

And she loves jumping around in the deep snow.

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