There are a number of reasons your dog may chase his tail, some of which are actually medical. Sometimes, he's just bored, other times, he's excited. Certain breeds are also predisposed to tail chasing, such as German Shepherds and Australian Cattle Dogs. Other times, it can be an indication of a health issue. From something as mild (but incredibly irritating) as fleas or irritated anal glands to high cholesterol causing changes in mood and behavior, there may be something that's physically bothering your dog and making him want to hunt down his tail.
Give your dog's booty a checkup of your own or take him to the vet if you suspect a more serious problem. It's always better to be safe than sorry!
Why Does My Dog Stare at Me?
Sometimes our dogs can be major creeps. Whether you're sitting at the table or lounging on the couch watching TV, it's not always easy to tell why your pup is staring you down with all of her might. Let's be real, usually they just want food - a treat, dinner, your food, their food, doesn't matter. But other times, they may want to play, go for a ride in the car or get a belly rub, be trying to read your mood or just expressing their love for you.
Why Does My Dog Bark at Nothing?
It's a ghost! Or, more likely, your dog is just expressing himself. He may perceive a threat and want to protect you and his territory, he may be fearful of something you cannot see or hear, he may be bored or he could just be trying to get your attention. Because our dogs have much stronger senses than we do, chances are, he isn't actually barking at nothing.
Contact Petland Overland Park
What weird things does your dog do? Stop by Petland Overland Park to talk to one of our skilled Pet Counselors about quirky canine behavior today by calling (913) 498-9814.