Nine Year Old Female Springer Acting Weird
by Nancy Robinson
We have had Ginger for almost 10 years. She has always been a loving dog and was brought up in a quiet, loving family. Once in a while over the years, she would display strange behavior. After reading information, I am beginning to see a pattern in the Springer personality. It seems to be focused in on their mind, and changes that affect their behavior, especially when they get older. Recently, our dog, is doing the pacing, heavy panting, eyes look dazed, can't sit still,mentally removed from being with my husband and me. If my husband is in a separate room from me,she is with him and ok. If I am in a separate room, she is ok with that. If we are together trying to watch tv, she goes into this weird behavior. The other night she was showing all physical signs of the behavior I just described. She disrupted the plug to the tv, jumped up on a chair and tried to jump up on our entertainment center, knocked blankets off a chair, knocked over something in another room, jumped in and out of the bathtub, tries to get behind anything like a couch or chair, and refuses to be petted or touched. This has gone on now for almost three nights. I think she is just getting old and her mind is changing. If anyone has any insight to this, I would much appreciate it. We are going to take her to the vet and wonder if there is any medication she can take at night to calm her down. She has become very disruptive to our house. We love her, but I don't think I can live like this forever. Thanks.
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