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Why does your dog chase their tail?

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Do you ever wonder why your dog often chases their tail? Some people say that it's because they're bored, while others believe that it's a sign of dominance. The truth is, there is no one answer to this question. Every dog is different and will chase its tail for various reasons. This article will explore the possible reasons why your dog might be chasing their tail and what you can do to help stop them from doing it.

 

  • Boredom

 

One possible reason your dog chases their tail is that they are bored. If your dog isn't getting enough mental stimulation or physical exercise, they may start chasing their tail out of sheer boredom. If this is the case, increase your time playing with your dog and taking them on more walks to keep them active.

 

  • Skin Condition

 

Your dog may have a skin condition if they're chasing their tail. If you see redness and irritation around the area where your pup is biting or biting themselves in other areas, you should make an appointment with your vet to get them checked out. A skin condition can be caused by allergies, fleas, and other parasites, so it's essential to get them treated as soon as possible.

 

 

  • Flea and Worms

 

One of the most common causes of tail-chasing is an itch. Your pup may have fleas or worms and may just be trying to get some relief from the itchiness by biting and chewing on her tail. If you believe your puppy has fleas or worms, talk with your vet about treatment options.

 

  • Stress And Anxiety

 

Your dog may chase their tail if they are stressed. Dogs sometimes chase their tails when they feel anxious or nervous. This can happen if your dog feels trapped or threatened by something in their environment. If you think this is the case, try to figure out what is causing your dog stress and see if there is anything you can do to help them feel more relaxed.

 

  • Excitement

 

Some dogs chase their tails when they're excited. For example, if you've just gotten home after being gone all day and your dog's happy to see you, she might start chasing her tail as part of her enthusiastic greeting.

 

There are a few varying reasons why your dog may chase their tail. If you're concerned about their behavior, it's best to take them to the vet for a checkup. In most cases, however, there's no need to worry. With a bit of patience, your furry friend should be back to normal in no time.

 

K-9 Coach is your one-stop-shop for all things dog

At K-9 Coach, we offer training, boarding, daycare, grooming, and retail services to Atlanta pet parents. Our team of experts is passionate about dogs and wants to provide the best possible care for them. Whether you’re looking for a little obedience training or just need a place to leave your pup while you’re on vacation, we’ve got you covered. Call us or visit our website to request a service for your furry friend.

 

 

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