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Imi's tail is drooping.

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Imi's tail is drooping.

Post  Aussie Witch on 2/10/2010, 3:52 pm

Yesterday when I left the house her tail was in its usual tightly curled position and when I returned I noticed it was floppy and drooping. First thought, of course, was some sort of injury, but she was her usual bouncy self, went mad during dinny prep and ate with her usual gusto. I put in a call to my vet but as everything else seemed AOK (and under his direction she didn't have any pain responses along her back) so we're taking a 48 hour "wait and see" and then will have her off for a check-up. She's fine again this morning - everything normal, just a big ol' droopy tail.

Anyone had any experience? Can we have some thoughts for a tightly-curled tail again please, with nothing majorly wrong?

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Post  LisaIzzyAggy on 2/10/2010, 4:01 pm

I'm sorry Rona, there's nothing worse than a droopy tailed pug especially if you don't know the reason. I hope Imi's tail it curly again soon.

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Post  smoochieface on 2/10/2010, 4:09 pm

Sending positive vibes for return of the curly tail.

We went through something like this with Leo, even though he never had a tightly curled tail. His tail is more like a labrador tail and used to be up most of the time sitting on his back. Shortly after Logan was born, it started to point down as much as it pointed up. It's been almost two years now and the tail is still pretty much the same. It's always up when he's happy or excited, but now its "relaxed" state is more often down than up. I don't know if it was emotional or what? But he's been the picture of health for the last two years so we just put it down to the fact that maybe he's a bit discontent that he's no longer the baby of the family. Who knows.

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Post  Guest on 2/10/2010, 4:50 pm

Only lately Vivian's tail has been a bit droopy but I really have no clue.
My fosters tail is pretty much perma droop, except when I talk to her then she gets all happy, sorry I don't have an answer.

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Post  northernwitch on 2/10/2010, 5:29 pm

Sometimes I think pugs--especially the older ones--just find it too much work to keep the tail up. Bob's used to droop--and we never really found much of a reason for it except it was too much work to keep it up. Some times it's a sign of arthritis, some times it's a sign of needing to reposition the tail for balance.

Some times I think it's just to keep us on our toes......

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Post  papaspugs on 2/10/2010, 5:33 pm

northernwitch wrote:Some times I think it's just to keep us on our toes......

Because if the vet's bank accounts aren't happy our pugs aren't happy! LOL!

Does she curl it when you talk to her? Or is it perma droop? Baby Girl's tail only comes up occasionally, but she was 9 when she came to us.

Keep us posted, I am interested in how things turn out.

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Post  Imon on 2/10/2010, 5:42 pm

Have there been any changes to her routine, Rona? Or any storms in the area? Otto doesn't have a particularly tight tail curl, but what he has does droop if he's perturbed or concerned or apprehensive about anything. Even on our walks, as we get closer to home, the tail curl gets tighter.

Here's hoping it's nothing at all serious and that she'll be curled as usual very soon.

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Post  Aussie Witch on 2/10/2010, 7:35 pm

Thanks everyone.

It's just so odd that it went from tight, double-curled perfection to flaccid droop from when I left in the morning to when I returned about 4 hours later. Everything else is completely normal. I just gave her and Pearl some treats which usually results in everything at attention and in full focus mode (which she was) except for one droopy tail. And they both wolfed down the treats.

Yes, my vet is opening up the cash register that goes "ker-ching" and warming up the machines that go "ping" for an expensive battery of tests, all which will probably reveal nought.

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Post  northernwitch on 2/10/2010, 7:43 pm

I find that as soon as I've made the appt and walked in the door, all symptoms magically disappear......

And once the credit card is out and in use--presto-change-o--cured pug.

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Post  Guest on 2/10/2010, 8:09 pm

sending lots of positive vibes for the curled tail to return!

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Post  Not Afraid on 2/11/2010, 12:41 am

The only time I ever see a straight tail on Thurston is when he's sleeping. I call it his "battery indicator" telling me his battery needs recharging.

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Post  Rebecca and the Pugs on 2/11/2010, 12:45 am

Not Afraid wrote:The only time I ever see a straight tail on Thurston is when he's sleeping. I call it his "battery indicator" telling me his battery needs recharging.
That is what I used to say about Clara's too. Whenever she was tired, it would go straight. She had a big loop tail, so it didn't take much to go straight.

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Post  DappleDoxieStaff on 2/11/2010, 1:54 am

Likely not relevant a bit ... but -

Labs have very, very busy tails. Always on the move. But there is a very real condition called Limp Tail. Usually in a dog that has been exercised and crated. Baxter had it once for no reason or explanation I could discern. The answer was rest and aspirin and treats and hugs.

Our hugs to Miss Imi ... for KC would not want his precious Pearl upset by her companion being ill or injured in any way!! :::smooches to Pearl, of course:::

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Post  Aussie Witch on 2/11/2010, 3:12 am

Imi is revelling in all the attention coming from the North, but alas, still her tail is still a-droop.

And yes Blanche, I think a walk into the vet's would see an instantaneous recovery.

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Post  H the P on 2/11/2010, 7:35 am

Poor Imi. How worrying for you, Rona. Good thoughts for the tail to be curled again soon - preferably before the vet visit!

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Post  Snifter&Toddy on 2/11/2010, 2:33 pm

Imi - curl that tail. Or Pearl might tie it in a knot!

Hope all is well, Rona. Let me have details of your vet practice - I should like to buy shares in it.

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Post  Saira on 2/11/2010, 7:52 pm

Hope imi's tail goes back to normal soon! hug dog

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Post  Katie & Stella on 2/11/2010, 11:45 pm

Poor droopy girl! Stella's was uncurled for a few days after her nares/ESP surgery and it was just the saddest thing. Hope she "springs" back soon.

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Post  Sara on 2/12/2010, 1:53 pm

Oh no! Poor Imi! I think she just wants to go to the vet, crazy girl.

I hope her tail perks up soon!

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Post  Renee on 2/12/2010, 10:25 pm

All three of our pugs get a droopy tail when they aren't feeling good...or if they misbehaved. But, some have a tighter coiled tail than others. Our rescue Skeeter has never really had a tightly curled tail.

My guys just had their teeth cleaned yesterday (Yikes!), and so they have droopy tails because they are feeling down.

I hope you find out what it is....but, she could just be developing a more relaxed tail.

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