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dms6610, Yes, it is possible for a dog to "sprain" it's tail, but it doesn't happen very often.  A dog would have to be up in the air and land very awkwardly with the tail to the side for this happen...
This could involve anything from a bad bruise to a sprain to a partial (or complete) dislocation to a fracture to an infection. Your best bet is to have your dog examined by your veterinarian, possibly
to elbow problems. Usually if there's a problem in the foot, you'll see swelling and the dog...
him in, the vet knew right away it was a sprain.  He gave my dog a shot of cortisone, and some pain pills... for about a week just to make sure he didn't resprain.  We found out that sometimes dog sprains get worse...
A truly sprained ankle might gradually get better on its own with proper confinement and restriction of activity.  A 12-year old dog might not recover as quickly as a younger dog...
Diane, There are several things to consider when thinking about your question.  If your dog's... with any of the pads on the bottom of her paw, a muscle strain or bruise, a sprained ligament, a joint problem, or...
I’m a tail waggin’ happy dog tod... by Dr. Kim .. Naturopathic DoctorHealth Maven I’m a tail waggin’ happy dog today…well dogs are that way EVERY day IF they’re loved... him at the Dogs Topic on Enjoy, Cody is a well-loved dog and that always makes me happy too, WOOF...
STRANGE TALES (TAILS) OF DOGS AND CATS by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven about dogs and cats this week?  Think about it for a minute...we'll discuss it further down the page... preparing for this week's issue of Questions On Dogs and Cats, I came across several recent interesting...
Robotic Dog Won't Wag Tail if You Pig Out on Cookies! by Connie Bennett Healthy Living Professional If you've been naughty and scarfed down a bag of cookies or chips, your pooch won't wag his tail or jump up and down when you get home. Instead, the dog will be lethargic and slow when he sees...
The Tail That Wags The Dog by Susan Patient Expert I was about him (and I was), I had to say enough. He was the tail that was wagging the dog. If he wanted in, we were in. If he wanted... the tail to wag the dog. ...

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Symptoms Virtually any part of your body can be injured during sport or exercise. The m ... » Read on
Introduction ... partially, or completely. A damaged ligament can cause inflammation, bruising and pain around the affected jo ... » Read on