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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.

Tail chasing can be harmless but it can also signal your dog has a ...

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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, ...

Dog Compulsive Behavior – Spinning, Tail Chasing, Pacing more ...

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German shepherd dogs seem vulnerable to tail-chasing compulsions. ... in a dog's life can initially trigger a compulsive disorder, the compulsive behavior might ...

Why do dogs chase their tails? | Cesar's Way

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Some dogs may develop a compulsive disorder that involves chasing their tail. These kinds of behavioral problems can come about for many reasons ...

7 Reasons Dogs Chase Their Tails - Round and Round She Goes!

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Feb 21, 2012 ... There are several reasons that dogs chase their tails, including: ... Canine compulsive disorder, which although rare, can be treated with ...

Anxiety and Compulsive Disorders in Dogs | petMD

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Compulsive disorder is characterized by a repetitious, relatively unchanging ... tail chasing, especially if the tail tip is missing (however, not all dogs that tail ...

Tail Chasing in Dogs

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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 the ...

Dogs chasing their own tails could be an OCD-like behaviour and ...

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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.

Tail Chasing & Anxiety in German Shepherd Dogs - Pets

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A 2012 report in “Wired” magazine noted that tail-chasing is remarkably similar to the rituals humans with obsessive compulsive disorder, or OCD, exhibit.

Dogs that chase their tails could be suffering from obsessive disorders

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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 ...