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Obsessive-compulsive disorder considered a mental problem. Defining obsessive-compulsive disorder is an emotional disorder that attempts to resolve anxiety caused by internal conflict into conscious behavior. It is known to be a disorder that is often observed in people living in social life, and is closely related to human behavior. Symptoms that can be discovered include repeated, ongoing activities, according to veterinarian Dr. Karen Becker, who says that these behaviors are not controlled, but rather constantly obsessive.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder is currently experiencing about 1 to 3 percent of people with mental disabilities, and today, dogs, cats, and birds also appear to be a problem. Like humans, they also have repetitive behaviors, the most common being seen in dogs is the behavior of chasing their tails. Some caregivers think this behavior is funny or cute, but they are rather encouraging. Let's look at this disorder, which is often referred to as canine compulsive disorder (CDC) in dogs.
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Dog Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
According to media magazine 'Sicoloji Today', the CDC was first discovered by a child psychiatrist, Judith Rapoport. At the launch of his book on child obsessive-compulsive disorder, he told me that one of his readers said his pets were repetitive, similar to the child's behavior in Dr. Laforet's book. Just as a child in a book is washing obsessively, his puppy also licks his legs obsessively.
After hearing this, he began studying the dog's obsessive-compulsive disorder. And in the 1990s, his research has been widely cited, setting aside the existing veterinary view of repetitive behavioral disorders in animals.
One of the most common repetitive behavioral symptoms of dogs is spinal chatter (ALD) and acral lick dermatitis (ALD), and a study conducted in Finland found that repetitive behavior of puppies is very similar to human obsessive- .
1. Both humans and puppies have these repetitive behaviors from a young age.
2. It is related to trauma and stress. In the case of the stress experienced by a puppy, the adoption is separated from the mother at a young age.
3. At least one obsessive behavior or activity.
4. It can be treated with vitamins and nutritional supplements.
5. Show introspective tendency.
Nicholas Dodman, a professor emeritus at the US Department of Agriculture, conducted another study of the Doberman variety, showing that only half of the puppies participating in the experiment were licking and the other half did not. The professor explained that dogs licking are elaborate and elaborate in the brain, which is also found in humans suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder. In addition, the neural cadherin gene found in dogs has also been found to be identical to genes found in humans suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder.
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However, all licking behaviors of dogs can not be attributed to symptoms of OCD. Because obsessive-compulsive behaviors can occur in many types, it is necessary to identify symptoms that show the underlying causes of some obsessive-compulsive behaviors. For example, licking between the toes can be a symptom of scleroderma, a skin inflammation. Obsessive-compulsive behaviors are caused by mental and non-physical causes, so it is wise to take them to a hospital and get a veterinarian's diagnosis.
If your puppy has been diagnosed with obsessive - compulsive disorder, he or she may be able to help you with some of the following:
1. Diet Improvement
A balanced diet is the most basic treatment. It is important to provide a diet containing no organic preservatives and organic ingredients.
2. Proper exercise
Make daily physical activities that help maintain muscle and titration weight. Including walking, swimming, throwing and throwing balls, nose work, and agility promotion activities.
3. Use of toys
Use a chewable toy that can give a puppy a mental stimulus so that it can maintain its emotional development.