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Essex1

Limp tail?

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My 13 month old Rottweiler has developed a limp tail. It does not do anything. When he sits he also sits slightly to one side. Noticed it yesterday. 

 

Anything to worry about?

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Does he seem to be in any pain? And will he let you touch it?

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Not noticed any signs of pain. I can touch it but he is not completely comfirtable with that. 

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sounds like he's hurt himself / bruised his bum.

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Obv see what @Apache has to say when he comes along, but if it was my dog I would keep a close eye on it for the next day or two.

If there's no improvement/it's gets worse/he showes sign of being in pain take him to the vet for a check up. 

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Vet booked in for 17:20

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Please let us know how he gets on. 

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ID: 8   Posted (edited)

Have you had him in the water.

 Dogs can develop a condition called ' Labrador's tail' by using their  tail as a rudder for prolonged periods in water.

 It usually clears up in a few days, but it is usually uncomfortable for them.

Edited by ruston
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Ok. So looks like a condition called 'water tail' which @ruston has mentioned. He actually hates water and has not been swimming but it is not unique to swimming apparently. Over waging can also cause this to happen. The vet also noted him lame on his left rear and sore above his tail when touched. 

 

Anti-inflammatories, rest and time. 

 

At at least nothing serious. A lot of people comment as it is still quite unusual to see a Rottweiler with a tail so I am glad it will be wagging away again in a week or so.  

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Glad it's nothing too serious :) Hopefully he'll be feeling better soon. 

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Pleased for you too.

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too much wagging - sign of a very happy dog :Applaud

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Tail movement. Yippee!

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:):)

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Yaay! :) 

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