Why does my dog chase its tail?

Many puppies and young dogs chase their tails for entertainment – it’s a built-in toy that can alleviate boredom.

If your dog chases its tail compulsively, you might want to seek a vet to make sure there isn’t an underlying health problem. There could for example be something that itches. Dogs can also suffer from an obsessive-compulsive disorder and constantly chase their own tail or chew on some other body part.


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