06-11-2010, 09:32 AM
Join Date: May 2010
Originally Posted by Criosphynx
stress, or SA can cause it yes. One of the symptoms of low serotonin in the brain can be licking, as it triggers the release of it, the dog is in essence self medicating, just like a human with OCD would compluse to relieve anxiety.. There are anti anxiety medications out there. Normally I don't point people to meds, but if its at the point hes hurting himself its probably time to go that route
i was going to say something like that, but i didnt want to start an argument. i just cant see letting a dog continue to do that just because its a normal symptom. definitely try to do something with this dog, i cant imagine how uncomfortable that must be. and it seems that this has probably been going on for a while. i would consult a vet for sure.