My dog has O.C.D.

@uath13 (8207)
United States
January 12, 2011 2:14pm CST
I'm convinced now that my Voden has O.C.D. I used to find it odd that when I gave him a raw chicken he disected it before eating it. With Macha it was just Chomp, Chomp Gulp... She'd all but swallow it. Voden seems to have to disassemble it first though. The other night I also realized he always cleans up the kibble on the floor before he'll eat from a bowl. There's 4 bowls ( one for each dog ) so whenever they come in some gets spilled? He'll stop & find every last peice that gets spilled, even checking under the freezer & cabinents before eating from one of the bowls. If a piece gets dropped he has to go get it immediatly, he can't leave it on the floor. He also can't stand to have anything floating in the water bowl. If a leaf falls in he's got to bob it out as soon as he sees it. Do you have an OCD dog? What do they do that's odd?
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@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
13 Jan 11
Nef - Our pretty 8 year old black cat
no... but Nef doesn't like empty bowls, if the water bowl is empty she will pull it around the kitchen... In fact, today she was objecting to it being dirty by shoving Cujo's empty food bowl around the kitchen!
@uath13 (8207)
• United States
13 Jan 11
It wasn't because it was dirty, it was because it was empty. I bet if there were bars she'd be banging it against them. Mooommmmiiiiieeee, FEEEEDDDD MEEEE
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@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
13 Jan 11
but it was the DOG's food bowl, she had food in hers! it just sits next to the water bowl We actually have 3 water bowls. The BIG one on the floor that the dogs can drink out of, one in the bathroom for Zoe, the roomie's dog to drink at night when she is shut up in there (because she's not properly house trained) and one on the counter for those cats who won't drink with the "rabble." We also have 2 food stations, one on the counter in the kitchen (not in the food prep area) and another bowl in my bedroom, that I have to also lay the bucket on its side because Pong ONLY wants to eat out of the bucket - on its side and in my bedroom and if I don't put it that way, he pulls it over.
@uath13 (8207)
• United States
13 Jan 11
Do you have a house or a stable? Or more of a zoo like mine?
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• United States
12 Jan 11
Well, uath, I don't have an OCD dog but I, myself, am OCD. And I have to agree with you, it sounds like you have a very persnickity dog. I have several habits that sound kind of like what you describe and I think you may be right, it appears that your dog just my be OCD. I don't know what would be the treatment for such a dog... personally I would just leave him alone and let him be whatever he is. It doesn't sound like it causes any problems. It can even be funny to watch him as he manuevers through his day trying to set things right in his own way. I know my family and friends get a laugh out of watching me sometimes :)
@uath13 (8207)
• United States
12 Jan 11
Yea, non of it's bad, just amusing. I wouldn't try to fix him. It's funny to watch a 120 lb wolf/malamute twisted around trying to get his tounge way back under the freezer to get a piece of dogfood when there's a whole bowl of it right beside him.
• United States
12 Jan 11
Well, now, see,I would just have to get down there with him and try to drag it out for him, help him along a little bit. (I used to have a malamute/husky mix... beautiful dogs)
@uath13 (8207)
• United States
13 Jan 11
He doesn't need the help. If he finds he can't reach it he'll just move the freezer...or the wall.
@inu1711 (5288)
• Romania
13 Jan 11
I don't have an OCD dog. Not any more. My previous dog, Nera, had a strange habbit. Each time we went to the river side, she wanted to take out of the water everything she saw in there. Logs, plastic bottles, balls, leaves, everything. I started to take her less often to the river side, as I didn't like how she smelled after such a rescue. There was a bad smell of fish and I had to give her a bath after such an experience.
@uath13 (8207)
• United States
13 Jan 11
Exactly like how my Voden has to clan out the water bowl & pond.
@dragon54u (31617)
• United States
12 Jan 11
The only thing my dog Gus is OCD about is eating every single morsel in sight! No messy floors with him, his a vacuum cleaner! My dogs aren't OCD as much as idiosyncratic. Cookie spends the day up on my bed, looking out the window for a squirrel to chase. Won't come down till it's nearly dark and they've all gone home! Oh, and she won't eat until Gus is there having finished his and longing to eat hers!
@uath13 (8207)
• United States
12 Jan 11
SQUIRREL... There's no waiting at my house. They find a bowl & dive into it or they don't eat. One of the others will gladly empty it if it's left too long unattended.
• United States
12 Jan 11
My sister has OCD.
• South Korea
12 Jan 11
• Bermuda
12 Jan 11
I find that really funny. At least you don't have to pick up all the food your dogs spill.
@uath13 (8207)
• United States
12 Jan 11
Nope, I have an automatic living vacume for that purpose. Now if I could only teach him to load the dishwasher after he's licked them clean....