10-19-2018, 09:17 AM
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Anxiety issues for older dog?
Hello, I have a 16 1/2 year old Sheltie Shephard mix. Up until recently she has tolerated me clipping her nails and brushing her coat. You could tell she didn't like it but put up with it. But lately she seems to have panic attacks when I try to do those things. Nothing has changed in her daily routine and I am always careful while clipping and brushing her.
Along with that, when I try to pet or brush her in the upper arm/shoulder area, she starts to nip which she has never done before.
I've had her for 10 years so I am stumped as to what is going on. Is it just something that could happen to older dogs?