Camila Villafañe

By Camila Villafañe

LifeBuzz Staff

10 Bizarre Syndromes That Only Affect Animals.

#6. Rage Syndrome

Rage Syndrome occurs when a dog suddenly decides to attack anyone for absolutely no reason at all. Rage Syndrome is a genetic disorder most commonly associated with Springer Spaniels, Dobermans, Poodles, and Golden Retrievers. The rage is sudden but may be aggravated if someone or something approaches them while they’re sleeping.

#7. Irritable Male Syndrome

Irritable Male Syndrome affects Soay sheep, reindeer and other male animals with low testosterone. Think of it as the male version of menopause. A sudden decrease of testosterone makes animals aggressive, irritable, hostile and likely to attack anyone. This can also happen in human males ages 40 and 60.

Irritable Male Syndrome

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#8. Limber Tail Syndrome

Limber Tail Syndrome occurs when a dog’s tail goes completely limp, and it’s oh-so painful, too. If your dog refuses to sit or eat, they’re probably in a lot of pain. This syndrome is caused after an activity that wears them out or when they get splattered with cold water, which stops blood from reaching the tail, making it swell.

Limber Tail Syndrome


#9. Domestication Syndrome

Domestication Syndrome can affect any domesticated animal and it robs them of several traits. Domesticated animals tend to have droopy ears, lighter coats, and smaller brains compared to other animals of the same species that are living in the wild. So, it seems that being domesticated leaves pets ill-equipped to handle the real world.

Domestication Syndrome


#10. Small Dog Syndrome

Small Dog Syndrome tends to affect small dogs, but the side effects are certainly larger than life. Dogs with this syndrome will show extreme aggression towards other humans and dogs. They’ll growl and even bite anything they see as a threat. It’s important for dog owners to nip their behavior in the bud or it will worsen and develop into this disorder.

Small Dog Syndrome

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