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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’.

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Border Collie-Red Heeler (Border Aussie)
Date of Birth:
Dec 20, 2010
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Red, white, blue
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Benji is a very rambunctious, energetic puppy who is intelligent and loves to be with his owners. He has a healthy appetite and enjoys Fetch and eating snow. His favourite toy is a squeaky ball and he loves to chase leaves. He is a bit naughty--he loves to bite and jump on furniture--but with great puppy training, he should be an obedient, sweet dog. When Benji is older, he will participate in running, hiking, camping and agility. He gets his sweet disposition and intelligence from his Border Collie side and his energetic and strong side from his Australian Cattle Dog side!

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