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    That video is awful. If that is what your dog does, i echo that having it seen by a Vet who is also a animal behaviorist is vital. $350 consultation fee coming your way.

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    I wonder if having something like a brightly coloured sock or booty on the foot while eating would help as the foot would look different and it would help to protect it too...some elastic on it to prevent it coming off immediately.

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    Apart from a behaviourist - I'm wondering if one of these things would help. A soft Elizabethan collar that stops him from seeing his foot trying to steal his food (and from attacking it) or the blue one shown on the same page, again it would block his view of naughty food stealing body bits.

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    I meant hand feed as in something he can swallow in small pieces instead of something he chews on.

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    the dog on the sofa in youtube, looks like neurological damage to me. If your dog is doing something similar please have your vet check it over.
    Elizabethan collars help manage the behaviour, the cue to commence the behavioural loop, if visual, will be interrupted by the collar as he wont see his foot coming.
    Imagine having intruders just 'appear'. How frightened you would be in your own home. this could be occurring for your dog.
    Visual hallucinations can occur in dogs with neuro damage and other CNS affecting illnesses, another reason to have the dog checked.

    then if the 'all clear' by Vet, time for behaviourist methods, then, and not before.

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