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Janet Tobiassen Crosby, DVM

My Dog Lost His Wag

By January 24, 2011

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Dog Tail - Mark Hillary/FlickrYour otherwise healthy dog comes in from the backyard, a swim, or a day playing and you are shocked to find that he can't lift his tail all of the way. What happened? Is this an emergency?

Sometimes a limp tail is due to injury. Sometimes there are other causes of odd tail movement, reluctance to wag tail, or tail flaccidity; some of them serious and requiring immediate veterinary attention.

Learn more: Tail Injuries in Dogs

Photo: Dog Tail - Mark Hillary/Flickr

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