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My Dog is having anxiety attacks at night
ShibaMom posted:
About a week ago my 8 1/2 year old Shiba Inu started having anxiety type issues. Just like others mentioned having to be right next to me, trying to hide in weird places like behind an end table or the car in the garage. He looks off into the air like something is there and there isn't. He pants and his nose is warm, but wet. We took him to the vet, first visit nothing visual. Took him back for blood work, it all came back normal. He is my little defect and I thought he might be in pain due to his having surgery on both knees when he was young and now I thought he may have arthritis. Doctor recommended a baby aspirin, no help, I started giving him tramadol, helped with whatever pain he was in but didn't help anxiety. Dr. recommended St John's Wort. I just started it today. He seems a little better, but still seems anxious. I want to try the vest, but he doesn't really like anything on him. I worry there is something else wrong. If not better next week he will have an ultrasound. He is my baby and I could have bought a car with what we have spent on him. Anyone else had any luck with their pups night anxiety?


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