Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Limber tail syndrome - when the tail won’t wag!

Limber tail syndrome (or acute caudal myopathy) is also known as cold water tail, limp tail, swimmer’s tail, broken wag or broken tail and is a relatively common, temporary condition in sporting dogs. Affected dogs will appear with a limp tail after swimming or other strenuous activity in cold or wet weather.

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What are the signs of limber tail syndrome?

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What causes limber tail syndrome?

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Which dogs are typically affected?

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How is limber tail syndrome treated?

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How long will it take for my dog to recover?

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What tests will my vet do to confirm diagnosis?

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How can I prevent my dog getting limber tail syndrome?

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