02-11-2019, 04:01 AM
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Obviously you don't have to answer this on the public forum, but think about it for yourself. Is your health ok? Are you going through any unusual stress or medical issues now or recently? Any changes?
Dogs can smell much better than we can and can interpret and perceive changes in body chemistry and facial expressions.
I read about a dog who literally saved her owner's life. Owner was pregnant, dog got very clingy and kept staring at her and frantic. Owner went to doctor a couple of times for back pain which had started when the dog started these behaviors, I think it was an Akita, and doctors brushed her off saying back pain was normal for pregnancy.
It worsened, and dog got frantic and clingy and owner got freaked out more from the dog than the pain and went to ER. Felt silly but doctor did a blood test, and admitted her to ICU. She was close to death from a severe raging kidney infection. Literally would have died within a couple of hours.
Had it for months with back pain as the only symptom, other doctors didn't test her but said she was just pregnant and sore and dismissed her.
She and the baby would have died. The dog could smell the infection for months and was trying to warn her.
My last dog found skin cancer on my mom's friend. My mom's cat found her cancer, no doctors did til the cat did.
My dog found my cat's cancer. And the dog told me the cat's cancer came back a month after the surgery. Vet said it was impossible, 95 percent chance it wouldn't reoccur for at least five years. It came back and metastasized in a month. The dog was right.
He also once fixated on smelling the top of a woman's foot out on public once. Wouldn't leave her alone and instantly fixated on it. Turned out she had a major poison ivy infection that had gotten infected. His nose locked on her foot the minute we got near her. Lovely.
Just things to think about with a sudden change of behavior. If no obvious changes, maybe health issues for the dog or owner.
Last edited by Shadowmom; 02-11-2019 at 04:05 AM.