Join Date: Apr 2010
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Wow, so interesting that you are having this experience now, as we literally just went through this with our 11 month old boy. After a day of lots of swimming, his tail just hung there dead, and it seemed to really bother him. We were afraid that he had something wrong internally, as he was unable to get comfy, looking and biting at his bum, crying....we had no idea the problem began and ended at only his tail. Apparently it is a very painful condition (and he's a little bit of a drama-queen by nature). We cut our vacation short, returned to town, and made an appointment for later that day with the vet. I then called his breeder, who told me it was dead-tail and not to bother taking him in as all they can do is give him a pain-killer and that it would get better on it's own in 2-3 days. Well, hubby was scared for his little guy so we took him to the vet anyways, and lo and behold, breeder was right (as usual!). Our vet called it limp-tail, and also reffered to little Steve as having a 'broken wag'. 2 days later the tail was totally normal, and he hasn't had the problem since. Should of saved the $70 visit fee and just listened to the breeder in the first place!