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9th November 2006, 10:54 PM
Tandie has been doing a lot of this just in the last few days. Like when she gets up from a nap she'll usually chase her tail around, turning 5 or 6 times. It's not excessive, but it has definitely increased a lot since her operation. I know this can be symptomatic of something, but can't remember how it came up before and couldn't find it in a search!

We'll be bringing her to the vets monday anyway to get stitches out... is it something I should be worried about? :?

Cathy Moon
9th November 2006, 11:55 PM
Is Tandy still wearing a babygro (onesie)?

If so, is the hole you cut for her tail bothering her? It may itch, or tickle her.

10th November 2006, 12:25 AM
Holly went through a phase of tail chasing (now I think of it, maybe it was just after she was spayed) that drove me nuts, but she got over it eventually, and now only does it when she's doing her 'Holly dance' (and then only when she's trying to convince me to go in another direction :lol: ). Or when she wants to poo.

10th November 2006, 03:39 AM
Audrey has chased her tail since day one! She does it less now at age 2.5 but if she feels cooped up or frustrated around she goes. I also think since she is an "only dog" it is a way of playing by herself. I don't really worry much about it as it has become less frequent the older she gets.

10th November 2006, 07:23 AM
Gus chases his tail on the days that he doesn't get a good walk in... it is like he has too much energy. He did it a lot after he was fixed because I couldn't walk him for a few days.

10th November 2006, 08:05 PM
Riley does it too. Seems to do it when he is bored, he is an only dog. I just distract him with a sound or a toy, seems to work. Unless it's excessive i don't know that tail chasing is something to worry about.

10th November 2006, 10:07 PM
Likewise with Abby....when Izzy won't play and she has too much energy she'll chase..