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    Default Bella's possibly broken tail :(

    I think Bella might have broken her tail, a zoomie related injury. Seems fine for the first bit, but after that its like a dead fish, just hangs there. Not even a walk past her fav dogs house could get her to wag it this morning, normally all I have to do is look at her and the tail is going a million miles an hour. We are booked in to the vet this arvo so hopefully it's nothing serious.


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    Ouch !!

    Hope all goes well at the vets and Bella's wagging that tail soon.


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    That is more than a broken tail if it is not wagging.it is most likey nerve damage. Hope it is only temporary due to swelling........Well wishes for Bella
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    Quote Originally Posted by newfsie View Post
    That is more than a broken tail if it is not wagging.it is most likey nerve damage. Hope it is only temporary due to swelling........Well wishes for Bella
    ooh no, I hope not! She can lift up the working bit in the air but that's about it! Damn crazy dog :'(

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    ah zoomies........i amazed my boyu doesnt have a broken head the amount of stuff he runs into......

    all the best for bella.................................
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    Thanks for your well wishes guys! Hopefully it is nothing too serious.

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    My brother's staffy wagged the tip off her tail, blood everywhere but she kept right on wagging.

    Frosty's tail has several mysterious kinks in it but doesn't seem to bother her. She can wag it like a whip or wave it into S shapes like a swan neck or ballet dancer's arm. And it has cute raccoon stripes through it.

    Hope Bella's tail gets better.

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    Jacks tail has a kink in it from what i assume was a break when he was younger.

    Hope Bella is ok

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    I don't want to get your hopes up, but it might be just a minor sprain that resolves itself in a day or so. My dog had exactly the same thing happen to his tail after spending the day with us in the pool. The next morning, it hung limply and was just about the saddest thing I have ever seen - it was like his tail affected his mood and he was depressed. Googled it straight away though (this was over Christmas and we were holidaying interstate - yes Sammy comes on holidays with me lol) and supposedly sometimes it just happens to dogs. Sammy's tail was back to normal with 2-3 days, but I read that it can take up to 2 weeks.

    Hope Bella turns out to be the same.

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    This condition is known by many nicknames including: limp tail, dead tail, cold tail, and broken tail.

    Commonly seen in large active dogs, this condition often appears suddenly and after vigorous exercise or activity. Other cases have been reported after long periods of being in the same position, such as being in a crate.

    The exact cause is not known, but it is thought that the muscles that "run" the tail become overworked or injured, resulting in pain and inability/reluctance to move the tail. Rest is usually curative in a few days.

    A couple of extra notes I've stolen from a website/Vet FAQ page

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