12 year old springer - worried about change in behaviour
Hi, I have a 12 yr old male springer. He is a much loved family pet, who has a lovely laid back nature. He is not your typical springer now maybe due to age, as he is laid back and likes the quiet life.
We have been worried about his behaviour for some time. He has started to wake up about 5 am and paces up and down until someone gets up, he spends most of the day pacing. This does not change regardless of how mcuh he is walked or entertained. He also barks at seemingly nothing, which is strange as he never barks (he is deaf so we have always assumed this is why he never barks)
He doesnt seem to be in any pain as his tail is wagging whilst he is pacing. He has been to vets for check up the onluy thing they could find was high amount of protein in his urine sample.
Any suggestions?From Anna@love-springer-spaniels.com
This is similar behaviour that my mums 15 yr old springer displays and we put it down to doggy dementia, he is not all there at times yet other times he is pretty lucid.
If you are really concerned then consult your vet
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