New insights on compulsive disorders

Dr. Ciribassi was interviewed on Steve Dale's Pet World to discuss compulsive disorders in pets.  While compulsive behaviors (such as fly snapping, excessive licking, and spinning) can be caused by a behavioral abnormality, they can also be caused by a primary medical disorder such as gastrointestinal diseases or seizures.  If you suspect your dog or cat might have a compulsive disorder, please contact your veterinarian or schedule a consultation with a veterinary behaviorist.