Have Anyone Heard Of Limber Tail?

asked 2022-12-16 15:05:44 -0600

have anyone dealt with this problem where the dog stops using it tail due to the cold. my client just told me this and i never heard of it.

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answered 2022-12-25 23:29:21 -0600

If you notice that your dog has a limp tail and is not wagging happily when you walk through the door, she may have a condition known as limber tail. This sad state of tail has many names, including cold-water tail, broken wag, swimmer’s tail, frozen tail, and sprung tail.

Limber tail often is due to a muscle sprain or strain in a dog’s tail. These injuries are associated with overuse, but also can be due to: Swimming Prolonged crate confinement Exposure to cold weather Excessive exercise without proper conditioning Climate changes

Swimming is the most common cause of limber tail, possibly due to chilly water conditions and abnormal exercise. While swimming, dogs use their tails to help with balance and steering, resulting in overexertion compared with their dry-land activities. Any dog can suffer from limber tail, but certain breeds are more affected due to their lifestyles. The following hunting breeds are more prone to a limp tail: Retrievers Pointers Hounds Beagles Setters Limber tail often affects hunting dogs at the season’s beginning—especially if they’re improperly conditioned—or after a long working day

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