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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:
Kristin Schumacher
City:
New Westminster
Province, Country:
BC, Canada
Type/Breed:
Domestic Short Hair
Date of Birth:
?
Date of Death
January 24th/03
Sex:
Female
Height:
Not Provided
Weight:
10
Coat Colour:
Grey tabby
Eye Colour:
Beautiful

Jenny passed away peacefully on the morning of January 24th/2003. She fought the good fight against cancer, and was so very tired in the end. She was a constant companion, and a pet therapy kitty to many at Royal City Manor. She is deeply missed by so many. God Speed my Jenny girl.

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