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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:
Norma Gabriel
City:
Edmonton
Province, Country:
AB, Canada
Type/Breed:
Shiba inu
Date of Birth:
Not Provided
Sex:
Male
Height:
16
Weight:
43
Coat Colour:
Red
Eye Colour:
Brown

Murphy is my :bad boy, but I love the bones of him, he looks after me and his sister, they are just one year apart and have the same parents. He is very protective of us both. He is a typical Shiba whats yours is mine and whats mines my own.

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