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    Thread: My dog walking around with tail down all the time!!!!

    1. Member Angina's Avatar
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      02-23-2007 05:09 PM #1
      I have a 5 year old pomeranian, and yesterday, he started to walk around with his tail between his legs. He normally has his tail sticking up, but all night, his tail was down. I tried touching his tail and rear, and he didn't seem to be in any pain. Normally, when I give him snacks or talk to him, he wags his tail like crazy, but yesterday he just kept his tail down...

      does anyone know what this could be? Muscle or nerve problems?


    2. 02-23-2007 08:28 PM #2
      Quote, originally posted by Angina »
      I have a 5 year old pomeranian, and yesterday, he started to walk around with his tail between his legs. He normally has his tail sticking up, but all night, his tail was down. I tried touching his tail and rear, and he didn't seem to be in any pain. Normally, when I give him snacks or talk to him, he wags his tail like crazy, but yesterday he just kept his tail down...

      does anyone know what this could be? Muscle or nerve problems?

      He could be bunged up. Call your vet or take him in. They'll advise you if you can do anything yourself.


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      02-23-2007 10:04 PM #3
      ok...i think i figured out what the problem is....

      i searched the internet, and it looks like it is something called "Cold Tail, Dead Tail, or Limber Tail". Basically, the tail goes limp for a couple days due to cold weather, or bathing in too warm or cold water, or overstraining the muscles in the tail. It supposedly happens frequently to hunting dogs, and they don't know the exact reason why it happens, but that it should return to normal after a couple days rest.

      http://www.thelabradorclub.com....html
      http://www.woodhavenlabs.com/coldtail.html
      http://labtails.blogspot.com/2....html


    4. 02-23-2007 11:19 PM #4
      Quote, originally posted by Angina »
      ok...i think i figured out what the problem is....

      i searched the internet, and it looks like it is something called "Cold Tail, Dead Tail, or Limber Tail". Basically, the tail goes limp for a couple days due to cold weather, or bathing in too warm or cold water, or overstraining the muscles in the tail. It supposedly happens frequently to hunting dogs, and they don't know the exact reason why it happens, but that it should return to normal after a couple days rest.

      http://www.thelabradorclub.com....html
      http://www.woodhavenlabs.com/coldtail.html
      http://labtails.blogspot.com/2....html

      Wow the same think happened to VW TANK too, although it wasn't his tail bone...


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      06-19-2007 09:52 PM #5
      whoa...glad i found this thread...happened to my dog too... not responding to treats with tail craziness anymore. took him swimming yesterday and ever since he looks depressed but really its just the tail isnt moving anymore

    6. 06-20-2007 05:31 PM #6
      I would also get the anal glands checked. I could see a pulled muscle in a tail
      of a lab or something with a thick strong tail, but not usually in the lil dogs.
      I know when my boys anals are getting fuller his tail tends to stay down.
      Do Not do this yourself though, unless your vet has trained you how.

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      06-26-2007 02:22 PM #7
      better get noseplugs,that **** stinks...

    8. 06-26-2007 04:10 PM #8
      Quote, originally posted by Maxt2 »
      whoa...glad i found this thread...happened to my dog too... not responding to treats with tail craziness anymore. took him swimming yesterday and ever since he looks depressed but really its just the tail isnt moving anymore

      My dog did the same thing. I took him to the lake, and he went a swimming a little, and then he had his tail down for about 3 days, then it went back to normal....I think he was just tired lol


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