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what may cause a dogs tail to not go up

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tail doesnt fully extend upwards as normal.tail stays in downward position.could it be intestinal,or paralysis,or maybe injury?
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  NancyH replied 10 years ago.
Sounds like a case of 'dead tail', 'limber tail', 'cold tail' etc and it will self resolve. Its very common in labradors. You can read about this problem here
http://www.woodhavenlabs.com/coldtail.html
It may be sore to the touch too. If it seems too bad see your vet about this issue.
Hope this helps you!