Does your pooch chase his tail A LOT?! Does he bite at imaginary flies or just spaz out in general?
Scientists say that these behaviors may be more than ADORBz but also a form of obssesive compulsive disorder!
Researchers studying canine compulsions want to use these behaviors to learn more about human behavior.
Much like the researchers of the dog genome, scientists in Finland believe there can be a link between the two species.
The Finns see correlations in canine compulsions and human OCD. Both begin in sexual maturity and the compulsiveness can vary.
Hannes Lohi, a professor of canine genomics at the University of Helsinki, says the following:
Some of these compulsions are more common in certain breeds, which suggests a genetic factor.
There might be a shared biology behind the development of the disease.
What else do we share with dogs?! LOLz!
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