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Thanks Dave, that article was definitely interesting -- I didn't know that OCD was a thing for pups too. While Fitz has definitely shown some minor compulsive behaviors very occasionally, I don't think it's really very pronounced. With the tail thing though, I'm inclined to believe it's not a compulsive thing brought on by any of the stressors that the article discussed because none of them have been present when the biting begins (or if they are, it's never the same one, and they're always very minor). Like last night shortly before I wrote the original post, we were snuggled on a big memory foam puff chair that he likes to lay with us on (the only furniture he's allowed on) and he was about 98% of the way asleep when all of the sudden he sprang to alert and started gnawing, not even stopping/noticing when he rolled right off of the chair. Normally he's very aware of our movements and will follow us anywhere, but when he's in tail-attack-mode, it's the exact opposite - he doesn't even look up if we leave; so I don't really know how to train him to stop. Anyway, I guess I should just take him to the vet (after I get a video, as suggested above) if it continues.
*sigh* sometimes I just feel like the worst mom!