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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:
Tami Schwartz
City:
Kitchener
Province, Country:
ON, Canada
Type/Breed:
SHIH-TZU
Date of Birth:
DEC-25-1997
Sex:
Male
Height:
Not Provided
Weight:
17.5
Coat Colour:
tan & white
Eye Colour:
Brown

Tuffy is such a lazy baby.His day comprises of getting off mommy's bed and making his way to the living room and up onto the couch .
I dont like my dog food too much but mommy doesnt give me much people food anymore cause I'm a little chubby .
I dont bark too much and Im pretty quiet although when daddy gets home I like to play with him a little and throw my stuffies around.
 

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