Environmental Effects on Compulsive Tail Chasing in Dogs

@inproceedings{Tiira2012EnvironmentalEO,
  title={Environmental Effects on Compulsive Tail Chasing in Dogs},
  author={Katriina Tiira and Osmo Hakosalo and Lauri Kareinen and Anne Thomas and Anna Katrina Hielm-Bj{\"o}rkman and Catherine Escriou and P. Arnold and Hannes T Lohi},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2012}
}
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a neuropsychiatric disorder observed both in humans and animals. Examples of Canine Compulsive Disorder (CD) include excessive tail chasing (TC), light/shadow chasing and flank sucking. We performed a questionnaire survey to investigate the characteristics of compulsive (TC) and its possible associations with environmental correlates and personality in a pet population of 368 dogs from four dog breeds. We observed an early onset of TC at 3-6 months of age… CONTINUE READING

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