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    UnhappyTail Chomper - Update

    Diesel finally stopped the tail chomping... it's possible this was a preliminary behavioural thing right before the D-man started to notice the girlies in our hood because he's done a few other weird things recently then he starts something else... thanks for all the input & suggestions wish me luck through his horndog stage! He may be getting neutered in a few weeks.

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    Diesel's been going nuts on his tail for a few weeks now. It's more than just the neverending chase, once he gets hold of it he goes mental chomping on it. He hasn't broken the skin yet but he really grabs a hold of it I fear it's just a matter of time. Not to mention all the racket he makes in his crate in the middle of the night spinning around trying to get it! He is up to date with his Revolution & recently had a bath (he got in the mud!) with an all natural shampoo so I don't think its fleas or skin irritation.

    I've felt his tail to see if there is anything obviously wrong, nothing I can find. He's usually good with the "leave it" or "drop it" but not when it comes to his tail.

    Anyone else have this issue? Any ideas what's causing it or how to stop it?
    Last edited by Diesel_Dawg; 08-17-2010 at 11:20 PM.

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    No, sorry... it seems such a shame no-one has any ideas.

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    43 views & no advice....

    Quote Originally Posted by Tanwen View Post
    No, sorry... it seems such a shame no-one has any ideas.
    ... certainly seems that way

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    You could try Children's Benadryl. When Mandy starts that she generally needs a good bath and condition. Furminator makes a great conditioner; it's the only thing that works with her.

    I hope you and Diesel get some relief soon!

    Melissa; mommy to Mitchell and fur baby Mandy

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    I don't know if this is connected or not but i have a cat that does that and has done it since she was a kitten. I was told it was because she was probably weened too early so she has a weird fetish about things like that... she also licks plastic bags forever and won't leave them alone. She's chilled some as she got older but sometimes i catch her still doing it.

    What about just a little bitter apple spray on his tail? Just an idea but if he doesnt like that taste that may stop him.


    Amanda

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    Is he always chewing on the same spot, even to the point of irritation? Or is he spinning obsessively? How much exercise is he getting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaytris View Post
    Is he always chewing on the same spot, even to the point of irritation? Or is he spinning obsessively? How much exercise is he getting?
    Seems to be the same part of his tail, I don't think it bothers him too much. He spins obsessively when he goes after his tail then plops down once he's caught it to concentrate on chewing on it. He gets 30min walks 4-6x a day, some play time in between. He chomps his tail whether he's hyper or pooped out from a walk. I know dogs chase their tails... this is more of an attack than a chase!

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    Just seeing this ! Sometimes topical flea treatments may help with itching !

    It could be just a flea allergy rather than fleas themselves and Frontline may help ! Worth a try.

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