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.
If you find you cannot distract your dog from chasing his or her tail, or you think it's
... tests to rule out underlying medical causes including neurological disorders, ...
German shepherd dogs seem vulnerable to tail-chasing compulsions. ... in a
dog's life can initially trigger a compulsive disorder, the compulsive behavior
Some dogs may develop a compulsive disorder that involves chasing their tail.
These kinds of behavioral problems can come about for many reasons ...
Feb 21, 2012 ... There are several reasons that dogs chase their tails, including: ... Canine
compulsive disorder, which although rare, can be treated with ...
Compulsive disorder is characterized by a repetitious, relatively unchanging ...
tail chasing, especially if the tail tip is missing (however, not all dogs that tail ...
Problems arise when such behaviour becomes excessive and the dog injures
itself ... Many would define tail chasing, or whirling, as a stereotypic behavior. ...
Such conditions normally, however not exculsively, involve injury or disease to
Aug 21, 2012 ... Dogs chasing their own tails could be a sign of OCD and not a fun ... for the
millions of men and women who suffer seriously from the disorder.
A 2012 report in “Wired” magazine noted that tail-chasing is remarkably similar to
the rituals humans with obsessive compulsive disorder, or OCD, exhibit.
Aug 22, 2012 ... The researchers said that tail-chasing in dogs could be used as a model for
studying the genetic background of obsessive compulsive disorder ...