My German Shepard , for the past 2days has been chasing his tail.wimmpering continoulsy.when he…

My German Shepard , for the past 2days has been chasing his tail.wimmpering continoulsy.when he catches it.He bites down for as long as he can then repeats over and over

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Anonymous
5 years ago

it’s possible he could have something bothering him back there.  maybe his anal glands need to be expressed?  i would call the vet about it, though, especially since it’s been going on for a few days now.

Amlee Roundfield
5 years ago

This is what I found, but I’ve not personally had any experience with this:

Causes of Dog Chewing Tail

The tail chewing behavior may be caused by different factors including:

  • Intestinal worms that may irritate the rectal area
  • Allergies to different pollens, grasses, dust mites, fabrics or chemicals
  • Boredom
  • Anxiety and stress
  • Fleas
  • Ticks
  • An object/insect that got tangled in the tail fur
  • Remaining fibrous tissues (in dogs with docked tails) which can lead to nerve pain and irritation
  • Trauma, involving the tail
  • Fractures in the tail area

Read more: Dog Chewing Tail