Why Do Dogs Chase Their Tails?

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Dogs chase their tails because they are simply excited, happy and energetic and this is normally a component of play. Some dog breeds do it more often than others. This behaviour is similar to the whistling or finger snapping done by humans. Excessive chasing may indicate a problem.
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A dog may chase its tail to seek attention or because of anxiety. Medical conditions, such as neurological disorders or injury may also cause a dog to chase its tail. It the behavior is excessive, consult a veterinarian.
Dogs chase their tails when they are bored or when they want to get attention from their owners. At times it may be caused by having fleas, anal sacs and worms on parts of their body making them uncomfortable.
Dogs chase their tails mostly due to boredom. In other words lack of something better to do. If a dog is engaging in this behavior constantly then you probably need to spend more time with your dog. You can find more information here: http://www.seefido.com/html/energetic_dogs.htm
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Dogs chase their tail for fun! It is a toy that is always there for them. They will do this when they are bored and wanting to run and play.
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1. Avoid encouraging the behavior with praise, regardless of how funny tail chasing looks. 2. Allow very young, happy puppies to chase their tails for one minute. Then ignore the
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Answer because they think its food Answer because they think its food Cats do chase their tail, it's just that the cat is being playful. I know because my cat does it once in a while
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Dogs may chase their tails because of physical discomfort-as from fleas-or from
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