Question by  HistoryChick (78)

What are causes of OCD in dogs?

I would like to understand why my dog has OCD.


Answer by  mcneil (7)

Osteochondritis dissecans, also known as OCD, is a deterioration of the cartilage in the joints of a dog that can be very painful. It can be caused by a number of factors, including injuries and associated trauma to joints, genetic factors, hormone imbalance and nutritional factors, particularly a diet that promotes rapid growth.


Answer by  JenaMae (794)

Your dog doesn't have OCD. He or she has probably developed a phobia towards a particular object or situation. That doesn't mean that the dog has a compulsive disorder. The definition refers to a habit that one has to keep repeating in order to feel content. The dog is reacting in fear and in memory of a previous circumstance only.


Answer by  Jazzi (5)

There are several reasons why a dog can have OCD. It could be stress, if your dog has OCD because of stress then you should take them to your vet because this could cause your dog to be a danger to you and others. It could also be because of anxiety, or being bored. Which both can be easily fixed.


Answer by  shitalaluriamazoncom (81)

OCD is disease of cartilage that affects various joints in dogs. The cause of OCD is considered as multifactorial. There are several factors that contribute to the formation of OCD lesions include trauma to the joint,genetics,rapid growth,hormonal imbalance and nutrition. Housing on hard concrete surfaces has been linked to OCD in dogs. OCD generally occurs during peroid of rapid growth.


Answer by  champaign9497 (11977)

If your dog has OCD the chances are great that it got it from the mother this is a hereditary thing . The dog could not catch it from another dog or there was nothing you could have done different the dog was born with it.


Answer by  PaintedRoadkill (504)

Inbreeding a a big cause of OCD in dogs but so can brain damage when they were a puppy as well as just being plain bored.


Answer by  rtpinto (56)

Genetics, nutrition, hormone imbalances, injuries to the joints, and rapid growth all lead to the development of OCD. Cartilage that normally covers a dogs bones is missing or growing abnormally which is causing the joint discomfort.

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