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Old 03-12-2018, 08:06 AM
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Unusual Behaviour

My dog is a small Chihuahua dacshound mix. She has always been on the timid and anxious side but when she is with the people she knows she is very playful and cuddly. Within the last 24 hours she has been engaging in very strange behaviour. She follows us around the house by walking in between legs, hiding behind our legs and pressing up against someone at nearly all times. She has been more cuddly than usual and has been all over us and is wanting to be picked up (which is not the norm) when someone leaves she will sit pressed up against the door. Just tonight she went outside to go to the bathroom three times which is very odd. She will usually only go outside once or not at all in the middle of the night. Tonight she was jumping off the bed to lay on the floor or to sit on the floor shaking. When I bring her back up to bed she can't relax and just shakes the entire time. Two times she was laying beside me and suddenly jumped and ran up to my pillow and sat behind my head, half on my pillow half off. She has been spending the night laying with her body pressed up against my head or wandering around while shaking and looking scared. With all of her strange behaviours she is usually always shaking and looked around with her eyes very wide , pupils dilated and looking overall scared. Right now she is sitting hiding underneath the desk looking scared and shaking. All of this is very unusual and she has zero history of abuse and is living in a loving home. Does she need to be taken to the vet? Has anyone ever experienced strange behaviour like this with their dog?
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Old 03-12-2018, 08:15 AM
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I should add that she is also only two years old.
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Unexplained behavior changes need a Vet to either, eliminate a medical issue, or confirm it and diagnose it, with a treatment plan.
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I agree with the above post, anytime there is a sudden behavior a vet visit is always suggested to rule out any medical issues....
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Thank you so much for your feedback. I have contacted her vet!
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Let us know what your Vet says.
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I agree, with contacting the vet and am glad that you have done so. Hopefully it's nothing serious.
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What did your vet's office tell you? Did you bring your pup in to be checked? Is she doing the same or showing improvement? Please update us when you can.
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Also interested in knowing what the vet said. But I'm leaning towards her hearing/seeing something that spooked her. My mom once called me saying her Havapoo is shaking and wanting to be held. When I got home a few hours later, I noticed that she was avoiding the window she usually likes looking out of. She was back to normal in a few days.
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