Ha, ha, ha! I’m tired of laughing, but I can’t stop! My dog just chased his tail and tried to bite him! Can you imagine a furry tornado in your living room? It’s tiring!
It’s not really funny though, and here’s why. There is no exact scientific explanation for this phenomenon. There are only theories, but they are quite plausible. Let’s take a look at them.
It may have happened to you, but it’s better not to. You have nothing to do but your daily routine, you lead an almost immobile lifestyle. And all you can entertain yourself with is your tail. Moreover, catching up with him is not easy enough. So you have fun trying to catch him. It’s a little sad, but you should pay attention if your puppy often has this kind of fun. This indicates a lack of exercise or mental stimulation. Well, in this case, you can help your pet yourself, without the intervention of a specialist. Walk, play, run and talk to him more. Very soon, you will see that he is no longer interested in the tail!
But this is the simplest reason. More complicated: your friend has SDS, or “canine compulsive disorder.” In this case, most likely we will also do without visiting the veterinarian. SJS is when a dog is under stress or anxiety. This condition causes an obsessive desire to bite your own tail. This condition can be caused by a change in the environment, the introduction of a new family member or pet, a regular violation of the daily routine. Have you already figured out what to do here? Yes, yes – restore the daily routine, let them talk and get used to the newcomer, attention and affection, more time spent together playing games or walking.
And finally, tail biting, excessive attention to it, can have, at its core, a medical problem. If you observe this process often and for a long time, and there is hair loss on the tail, redness, swelling – you should go to the veterinarian. After all, this can be a sign of an infection or poor skin condition. Only a specialist will be able to take the necessary tests and find out the reason for this behavior.
As we can see, any reason for this “fun behavior” is serious enough and requires your close attention. So, as funny as it is to watch the tail-catching process, the reason for this behavior can lead to serious medical problems. Let’s be more attentive to our furry friends!
Again I say goodbye to you and hurry home – I will check if my Zhenis has caught his tail. Although, in fact, in his entire life, I did not notice this in him. Bye, everyone!