One of the most common problems I see on a daily basis in my practice is itching dogs. This is because an itching animal usually gets the owner’s attention. Persistent chewing and scratching is not only frustrating to the owner, but miserable for the pet as well
I grew up in a fundamentalist church culture that demanded outward performance, to the detriment of genuine faith. Because my brain didn't work like other Christians I knew, I learned to blend in and keep my mouth shut.