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Pet meds could help dog obsessed with kitchen sink

Thursday, 31st May 2012

Pet medication could help to treat a dog who has become obsessed with the kitchen sink, a vet has said.

Pete Wedderburn, writing for the Daily Telegraph, suggested this after a reader got in touch about her Lakeland Terrier’s strange habit.

The dog had started trying to jump into the kitchen sink, with no regard for his safety and getting extremely agitated with not being able to reach the basin.

Firstly, Dr Wedderburn said there may be something bothering the animal, such as a dripping tap or a mouse.

He said the reader should video the animal jumping up and show the vet so they can suggest treatment.

"Calming products, such as an Adaptil pheromone diffuser or collar, or perhaps even short-term medication, may be needed to help to break this bizarre habit," the vet wrote.

Lakeland Terriers are known as a friendly, bold and confident breed. However, they are very energetic and need lots of exercise for their energy levels.