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Unhappy "Dead tail"

Fred has it. Oh he is so woe. He cried and cried and cried last night. Vets this morning and he has anti inflammatories. Everything is pointing to 'dead tail'. Doesn't help that he's such a diva (read baby).

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Poor guy I assume that's the same as Swimmer's Tail, yes? I hope he recovers quickly, any idea what triggered it?
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Awwww. Poor Fred!!

Is it the same as Swimmers Tail? I think it's such a weird phenomenon. Jack would get it once in a while after a weekend at the family cabin.
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Oh, poor Fred! My first Lab had it once. Back then (mid 1970's) we had no idea what it was, and assumed he got his tie out wrapped around his tail. We went with our gut, tho, and gave him aspirin for a couple of days.


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Awwww. Poor Fred!!

Is it the same as Swimmers Tail? I think it's such a weird phenomenon. Jack would get it once in a while after a weekend at the family cabin.
I'm pretty sure "Dead Tail", "Swimmers Tail" and "Cold Tail" are all the same thing.
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He went diving in a bog yesterday and had a bath (bog water stinks) but it was really warm. He did get a chill after his bath (he always does) so had his pj's on plus a coat lol. It wasn't cold, it's unseasonably warm. Really haven't got a clue. He was so sad last night, if a dog could sob, he was sobbing!!

He'll let me touch his tail as he trusts me, but it's still sore and carried like a 'pump handle'.

I'm not used to a dog that suffers. You could pretty much saw one of Bodhi's legs off and she'd carry on regardless, she's a tank lol
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Awwww poor dude. One of the dogs at work has gotten this a couple of times and it seems to be pretty uncomfortable. Hope Fred recovers quickly!!!
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Oh no. Poor Freddy.

Here's to a quick recovery. Sending vibes your way.
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He went diving in a bog yesterday and had a bath (bog water stinks) but it was really warm. He did get a chill after his bath (he always does) so had his pj's on plus a coat lol. It wasn't cold, it's unseasonably warm. Really haven't got a clue...
I think another "cause" is over use. It was July when my black Lab got it, and he hadn't been swimming/hosed off, etc before hand.

ETA- yep, it's a sprain.

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