Help please. Maddie has dead/limp tail

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Help please. Maddie has dead/limp tail

Postby akaspaddero » Sun Jul 13, 2008 5:09 pm

I can't find a thread on it, but to be honest I only looked thru 2 pages of the 19 that pulled up..

Anyone have any experience with this?

How long till her tail is back to normal
Should I give her some rimadyl or just wait and see..She yelps if we touch it...

She just looks so so so sad


Thanks!

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Postby Monika » Sun Jul 13, 2008 5:23 pm

This happened to Q once... I was soooo worried. But he was fine in 2 or 3 days. I guess it's a sprain or something... there are threads on here about it... It's called "cold water tail"
http://www.pitbullforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=81777&highlight=limp+tail

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Postby akaspaddero » Sun Jul 13, 2008 5:31 pm

Monika wrote:This happened to Q once... I was soooo worried. But he was fine in 2 or 3 days. I guess it's a sprain or something... there are threads on here about it... It's called "cold water tail"
http://www.pitbullforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=81777&highlight=limp+tail


OMG..Thank you Thank you Thank you!
Off to read the thread

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Postby Misskiwi67 » Mon Jul 14, 2008 12:31 am

My pup gets that after I pick him up from boarding. He wags and wags his tail until its so sore it hurts to move. He'll be better in a few days, but if he really seems uncomfortable, you can see your veterinarian for some pain meds.

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Postby PitFriend » Mon Jul 14, 2008 5:20 pm

Mocha had the same thing a few months ago. My vet mentioned that he tends to see it more in dogs that "use" their tails a lot, which is funny because Mocha's tail never stops moving. lol I gave her Rimadyl because she was in some discomfort (didn't want me going anywhere near the base of her tail), but she was back to normal in a few days.
Hope miss Maddie's feeling better soon!

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Postby rednoseErnie » Mon Jul 14, 2008 7:46 pm

Ernie over-wagged his tail at a few family parties. His wagger was broke for 2-3 days, and then went back to normal.
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Postby akaspaddero » Tue Jul 15, 2008 11:14 am

Thanks everyone.

The bottom half is starting to wag, but the top, nearest her rear, is still limp. :frown:

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Postby spammie » Wed Jul 16, 2008 10:35 am

I'm so glad this thread is here. Jude injured her tail ( I believe she sprained it) while playing flirt pole. I'll give her buffered aspirin because she yelps if she sits too hard.
My poor girl....

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Postby fla » Wed Jul 16, 2008 3:38 pm

This happened to Pumpkin once, and she got it the classic way, after swimming in cold water. Like everyone else said, it looks scary, but seemed to go away on its own after a couple days. There's actually some useful information if you google "Limber tail syndrome". If you have some anti-inflammatories they can help, since it is a bit uncomfortable for the dog (Pumpkin spent a day or two curled in a pathetic ball on the couch, looking rather miserable).

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Postby akaspaddero » Thu Jul 17, 2008 10:47 am

W00T!

Miss Maddie's tail is just about back to normal....She isn't holding it as high as normal (when she hears the neighbors dog) but it is moving so much more than the previous day.

YEA! :peace:

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Postby Nickdawg » Thu Jul 17, 2008 12:11 pm

yay, a pit just ain't a pit without that waggy bit!!

got basically no sleep last nite, so likely not as clever as I think

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Postby akaspaddero » Thu Jul 17, 2008 12:19 pm

Nickdawg wrote:yay, a pit just ain't a pit without that waggy bit!!

got basically no sleep last nite, so likely not as clever as I think


Exactly!

It was so funny at the BSL Sandy Council meeting a vet stood up and said "the most dangerous part of a Pit Bull is their TAIL!"
I lmao!

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Postby spammie » Fri Jul 18, 2008 9:56 am

akaspaddero wrote:
Nickdawg wrote:yay, a pit just ain't a pit without that waggy bit!!

got basically no sleep last nite, so likely not as clever as I think


Exactly!

It was so funny at the BSL Sandy Council meeting a vet stood up and said "the most dangerous part of a Pit Bull is their TAIL!"
I lmao!


How true! lol

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Postby tigger » Sat Jul 19, 2008 6:48 pm

Please, be very careful with Rimadyl. It causes liver issues if used for just a couple of months. A great alternative is Arthrimine. You can get it at most pet stores and you will see a difference in a reasonable amount of time. Vets dole out Rimadyl because people want results NOW. But, those results cost. Arthrimine may take just a little longer, but without the risks.

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Postby akaspaddero » Sun Jul 20, 2008 8:15 am

tigger wrote:Please, be very careful with Rimadyl. It causes liver issues if used for just a couple of months. A great alternative is Arthrimine. You can get it at most pet stores and you will see a difference in a reasonable amount of time. Vets dole out Rimadyl because people want results NOW. But, those results cost. Arthrimine may take just a little longer, but without the risks.


Will do. Thank you


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