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Behavioural problems: canine compulsive disorder Owner Factsheet

Repetitive stereotypic behaviours which are performed excessively or out of context and which interfere with the dog’s ability to function normally in the environment can be termed Canine Compulsive Disorder. These behaviours include chasing or biting imaginary objects, chewing or licking and ritualistic behaviour such as spinning.

Is it similar to obsessive compulsive disorder in humans?

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How would I know if my dog has a compulsive disorder?

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What causes compulsive behaviour?

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What should I do if I think my dog has a compulsive disorder?

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What shouldn’t I do if my dog has a compulsive disorder?

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