My 14 year old dsh, Fred, licks incessantly, and it is driving me nuts. When he is done licking himself, he will hold Georgia down and lick her, then lick himself more. He has a clean bill of health from the vet, and is flea free. He stays mostly indoors, with occasional supervised outside visits. The vet said it could be a compulsive thing from a head injury he had years ago, but this has just started about a year ago. I hate to fuss at him for doing this, but he gets hairballs from it, and he is so pitiful when he does that, I am often afraid for him because it seems to be such a strain on him, and he is so old. I would appreciate any thoughts on what I might be able to do for him. Oh, yeah, in case it matters in this, he is FIV+.
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6/28/03 at 7:56am