Is your Dog suffering from Compulsive disorders ?

Do you find any of the following with your dog in out of context situations, repeated actions or response without any stimuli.........?For instance, common symptoms include:Circling, tail chasing, pacing, jumping in place, chasing light reflexes, freezing, dashing off, sudden agitation, skin ripple (feline hyperaesthesia syndrome), Chewing legs or feet, self licking (lick granuloma, psychogenic dermatitis), nose licking, flank sucking, scratching, chewing or licking objects, polyphagia, polydipsia, pica, wool sucking, "fly" snapping, Self directed aggression, e.g., growling at hind end, attacking legs or hind end, attacking tail, attacking food bowl, attacking inanimate objects. Unpredictable aggression to people? rhythmic barking, persistent meowing / howling, Hallucination, avoiding imaginary objects, staring at "shadows", startling etc.Many of these are normal behaviours but may become a compulsive disorder(CD) in some cases. Canine compulsive disorders do have some similarities with "Human Obsessive Compulsive Disorders" though, not to a great extent. It is important to treat CD at the earliest to avoid secondary complications. Treatment include environment enrichment and behaviour modifications, but at times, pharmacological intervention is also resorted to.

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