Why Do Dogs Chase Their Tails?

1. Your dog is blowing off steam

2. Your dog is feeling stressed

3. Your dog wants your attention

5. Your dog may have intestinal parasites

6. Your dog may be experiencing neurological pain

7. Your dog may have injured his tail

When to call the vet about your dog chasing its tail

Nearly all dogs chase their own tails every now and then, but watch out if your pet is doing it every day or if it becomes an obsession. Also, be on the lookout for accompanying behaviors, such as your dog growling at his own tail, chewing or biting around his tail, whimpering, or showing other signs of discomfort and pain.