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Old December 17th, 2009, 10:05 AM
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Feed BARF to corgis, now see "humping' spasm

Someone please! We have been feeding our Corgis the BARF diet for 3 years now and although they are doing fine on it, ie: healthy coats, skin, teeth ect, now our female (and our male on occasion) has developed this "involuntary humping" action and it has grown more frequent, till this morning, she did it 4 times in a row. I am worried but cannot find any information on the web. Does anybody know what this may be? I think it might be a neurological problem, but again, I cannot find anything to suggest even that.
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Old December 17th, 2009, 10:24 AM
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Welcome to the board, lyelanya.

It's hard to understand what, exactly, your dogs are doing from just your description. If you can get a video of what's happening and show it to your vet, he might be able to give you a better idea of what's going on.
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Old December 17th, 2009, 10:41 AM
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is this while they are eating?? and with only a certain food? Is it possible that they aren't chewing it enough and trying to swallow too large a piece as in "gulping" to get it down their throat?
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Old December 17th, 2009, 11:53 AM
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ok, potentially embarassing question: does your female lick herself before this happens? Because, um, like, my female dog will lick and then get the humpies I've also read that it can be an involuntary reaction to excitement/adrenaline, a reaction to anxiety, or an obsessive-compulsive behaviour. I have a very hard time beleiving it has anything to do with the food.
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