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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:
Barbara Lloyd
City:
Regina
Province, Country:
SK, Canada
Type/Breed:
Akita/Nuefi
Date of Birth:
March 1995
Sex:
Male
Height:
29
Weight:
130
Coat Colour:
Black/Brown
Eye Colour:
Brown

Grrr........I like my time alone, except in the morning and at night, then I like to get some lovin from my mom and dad. When I was a pup, my dad nick-named me "Boo Boo Bear" and it stuck.

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