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Home Remedies For Circling In Dogs

Home Remedies For Circling In Dogs

Possible Diseases

  • Vestibular Ataxia
  • Inflammatory Brain Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Hepatic Encephalopathy
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Vestibular Disease
  • Neosporosis
  • Brain Tumors
  • Canine Distemper
  • Granulomatous Meningoencephalitis

Home Remedies For Circling

1. Diagnose Underlying Medical Condition:

Circling is a normal behavior in the canid world and it’s considered to be a remnant of primitive behavior. But when it becomes an obsessive disorder, the underlying medical conditions have to be identified and treated. There may be underlying ear conditions, canine compulsive disorders, and other neurologic conditions.

2. ‘SMASH’ method to detect whether your dog is circling compulsively!

  1. Survey the dog's activities.
  2. Measure the transformation happening in the dog’s body (hotspots, sores in the fur, teeth, gums, injuries, or lumps).
  3. Attend any issues immediately (fed up with the same routine, loneliness, etc).
  4. Secure the surroundings (residence, weather changes, pesticides, medications, or from other animals, etc).
  5. Healing dealings- Re-check, re-establish and refurbish.

3. Provide A Foodie Distraction:

There are a few things you can try at home to make mealtime more attractive or help spice up your pet’s appetite. Depending on the personal preference of your pet, the suggestions you read from books, sites, or vets will all be trial-and-error only. There is no sure-fire fix available.

4. Create A Comfortable Space For Your Pet:

To break the anxiety-related circling, provide a comfortable space such as a small pet safe area in a ‘not so secluded’ area located away from doors. Fill the space with enough food, treats, water, and play items like toys.

Train the dogs to fabricate a positive connection with this private pet space. Make sure your dog's exercise needs are adequately fulfilled and add enrichment into the pet space with puzzle toys, lures, Snufflemats, and other interesting toys.

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