Neurological Symptom: Limp Tail

Dogs and cats communicate a lot with their tails. If that tail is no longer bouncy, wagging or swishing, that may suggest the presence of a neurological disorder. If your pet has a limp tail, bring them to The Animal Neurology & Imaging Center (The ANIC) for specialized neurological care.

Recognizing a Limp Tail in Your Pet

When your pet is experiencing a limp tail as a neurological symptom, there will be little or no vertical or lateral movement.

A limp tail may or may not present with pain. However, there does not need to be any other co-occurring symptoms for a limp tail to be taken seriously.

What a Limp Tail May Indicate

A limp tail is almost exclusively a symptom of neurological disorder, usually a problem in the lumbosacral region of the spine (the area of the spine near the hips).

In order to determine the cause of the limp tail, our doctors must complete a thorough neurological examination and may need to perform diagnostic imaging.

Advanced Neurological Diagnosis and Treatment for Your Pet

Our neurologists have the expertise and advanced technology required to accurately diagnose your pet’s neurological symptoms—and that is a necessary first step to finding the least invasive, most effective treatment.

Get your pet the specialized care they need at The ANIC. Contact us to schedule an appointment or to consult about emergency care.

A limp tail is not an indicator of your pet’s mood—it’s a neurological symptom. Contact The ANIC for advanced diagnostics and treatment.

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