01-08-2019, 10:24 AM
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Sometimes this happens when young dogs feel that something is wrong with the older dog. When is the last time he went to the vet?
We're dealing with the same thing here - a couple months back, out of the blue my 2yo female started attacking our 14yo male. He had just been put on pain meds because he was limping a lot, and the meds messed up his liver, so I'm still wondering if she felt it somehow... she's a nervous dog. The first time it happened, my husband had just got home too and she attacked him out of the blue. We never had issue for the 20 months they were together before that.
Last time they ended up face to face (kid forgot to close the gate), nothing happened, but we've been separating them since - in our case, our third dog (90 lbs newf) joins the fight, and it makes it very hard to separate them, so we're just not risking it. They're fine at night as well, but she sleeps on the bed with us and I'm careful when she jumps down in the morning.
Anyway, I'd be curious to hear about more people who have been through this.