Our dog Brittany a Bull Mastiff had a bump removed from the top of her head on Monday 8/27. She had a seizure, and even though she was still eating OK and could walk and knew me, I made the decision then, before she took that final downturn. If he is used to a crate, that would be perfect. Please know that there are lot of people here who know what you are going through. Eileen. I have been so confused about if and when her time to cross the rainbow bridge will be. But that is the sum of joy in her life. We have another appointment for vet but I’m at a total loss for what’s next. I’m sure you will make the right decision for Freddie; it’s clear you love him so much. And there are meds that can help some behaviors if she does have dementia, if you are interested in trying. Descended from large sled dog breeds, the now-tiny Pomeranian has a long and interesting history. We left, crying, both of us. when I got her home, she started showing the signs like standing at the hinged side of the door and pacing. and thank you. At least now I understand why his behavior is like it is! What can I do. But I think when we have a lot of physical and mental challenges, we struggle more as the day wears on. I love your website and thanks for sharing:). She was just drifting off sometimes. I don’t think the dog always “tells you” either. Like I said it has only been within the last year, and it’s months between each episode. So please see your vet as soon as you can! Pomeranian’s get bored very easily. As the year progressed it only got worse. My Sherloch a 14 yr old Pomeranian has started to stare in corners and just act strange. Occasional aggression towards up but was only odd moments. I have a shih tzu which is 16 going on seventeen years old. Scarlet walks around at night, really going nowhere. Predajte ľahko a rýchlo na Bazoš.sk. He shakes when picking him up . Thank you for this website! Good luck. Healthy as a horse. Whoever decided a dog’s lifespan had a sick sense of humour but, whilst I know she wont go on forever or even a lot longer, as long as her ears are forward, her stomach is full, arthritis is managed and we can establish a sleep routine, I take comfort from the info you have provided and that this is probably more distressing for me than it is for her. To be honest it’s really hard work every single day! I was afraid for her while in the hospital (2wks) but my neighbor let her out, and could tell she was getting bad. He has always been a very anxious dog and I have tried so many things and spoken to behavioural experts but nobody has ever suggested dementia. He has cataracts but the vet has advised not to have them done so he has eye drops several times a day. Hi Eileen, we have an 8 year old Labrador called Bruno and he’s started behaving very oddly for the last few weeks. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. I’m glad your chi is happy a lot of the time. I’m committed to giving her a good life. I figured it was old age, but feel it has be dementia too. Please know that I am familiar with the kind of pain you have, and so are a lot of other people who have commented here. I am going to vets tomorrow to have her pain meds reviewed in case it is a discomfort problem, and blood pressure urinary infection checks, but I think she just forgets to rest ??? He is off and on with eating, but thankfully has not lost any weight. For about the last month he has become VERY aggressive with us. He’s eating normally and when we walk him he’s absolutely fine and fit. I took him to animal emergency hospital because he was barking non-stop and sounded like he was in pain. He is otherwise a fit and healthy dog, but has just deteriorated over the past couple of months. Again thanks so much for your kindness and videos, Irma Mittermeier. That’s some complex treatment and it sounds like you’ve done a great job keeping him comfortable. I prepared myself and cried all weekend but I do not want him to suffer, low and behold we come home on Monday and he is his old self and eating and drinking and barking and bouncing…he also stares long periods at walls and wanders around but know i think I understand the cause of this. I sleep with my hand on her all night making sure she is breathing. To see another dog do what mine is doing was helpful. In those years, she never spent a night without us. Did you take a look at the links in the “When To Say Goodbye” page about assessing quality of life. On top of that i’m getting over having a stroke, she started about a month before i had it. When I go to the bathroom I see him staring. It’s just so sad watching the other 2 play like they’re ignoring him because I think they are – they just don’t get him. I have tons of patience and I guess they are the hardest dog to train, not due to lack of intelligence but more like she does what she wants. My dear 9 year old 70 lb Lab Mix, Bosco, suddenly had a seizure 5 days ago at 3am. Sudden changes in behavior often indicate serious health issues. He is eating but not as ravenously as before and without any enthusiasm. Steven. My 16 year old Jack Russell Terrier is doing exactly what you show. I have a 16 year old shitzu that is blind n she puts her self up against walls n just stays ther n also in corners n also stuck in between furniture what do u think we should do out her down in which I’m not for cause I don’t think she is suffering correct me if I’m wrong please. Reflecting on the strange attention online has been me now or you’ll life and career in tangram taquin. First health wise, no interest in food or water, then sleepy all the time. They gave him steroids, pain meds, oxygen adn antibiotics. My senior chihuahua keeps falling in her water bowl so now she won’t risk it. The medication worked for a ehile but seems to have stopped working. However, he goes for at least two walks a day with my other dog and they walk about 3 miles a day total, he does fine on his walks. Mentioning that he could have CCD… But could it just be at night? My dog’s mental capacity has regressed a lot over the past two years. Everybody who comes here loves their dog, that’s for sure, and sometimes the decisions are harder than others. Cats being their weird, hilarious cat-selves**ABOUT US:Hello there! The vet kept him almost all day under observation and everything was fine. Suppertime! Good luck with sweet Jack Sparrow. Your email address will not be published. The Expert will know how to help your Pomeranian. It’s so important that people don’t jump to conclusions and you’re so right telling people to seek an official diagnosis I always say CCD is a diagnosis of exclusion. Suggestions? Ginger does all of this. I’m glad he gets such great exercise, and I hope you have some good times with him. He sometimes will get up and go on what we call a walkabout. However, she has also stopped eating and barely drinking. Although he wasn’t paralyzed from the reinjury, he appeared to have suffered more neurological damage because since then he’s weak in the hind end and has some trouble walking correctly. I know there is no cure, but there’s got to be something to stall the progression. I hope things go well for you and your seniors. Watch Queue Queue I haven’t responded yet but I will. That comforted me. We to have a 17 year old Westie that gradually has developed this disease and does everything cricket is doing, he weighs 17.5 lbs from 19 a year ago and our vet. I actually put her there to show her there is nothing for her. We hear him walking into walls and such and have found him stuck near a planter on the floor that he just stares blankly at. Hello, we have Maggie, our 12 yr old chocolate lab. As Cricket’s owner said brain disorders are part of the body and shown it a different way. Frisky would pace and pace, cry and moan for hours at night, started given him 25 mg. at night only for his 17.5 lbs., he gets in his bed after 20-30 min. What did the vet say? Said it was ok to put him on Benadryl 25 mg. and this calms his anxiety all night, said we could do this every 8-12 hrs. Cricket has always kept track of my location through all our years together. I feel so guilty that I took him in for an earache and brought him home in a body bag. Blessings Barbaraxx. >>EILEEN IN THE VIDEO: Sudden change in behaviour needs to be checked by a vet, my BF breeds poms and she says that the tail is a "barometer" for a pom, if it's continuously down, somethings. He seems to be at the early stages so no messing in the house or getting stuck behind furniture yet but he shows all of the other signs. We start adding salmon oil to her food and drops of vitamins with iiron. The vet gave us an antibiotic and a pain pill. Wow! I am so sorry for them. Nothing seemed to work. Some of the signs that usually accompany seizures are uncontrollable shaking of the whole body or a specific body part, fainting, falling over, running type of movement on their side, and in some cases not being able to control their bowels or urine. We just don’t know what to do…. Hi Will, He is 14 years old and I am 23 years old – we have been together since he was 11 weeks old and I was 9 years old… A lot has happened between then and now and of course, I’ve always known that this day would come. My year-and-a-half all of the sudden she just looks up in the air on both sides constantly like something is after her she’s never done it before until the other day what could it possibly be she is a fila. Hi Linda, Banzai shows some of the same symptoms. I have to let her go, it is time. It came on so suddenly. Thank you so much for all your help and information, it has really helped me and will help my dog Mr Chips. I’ve had Noah since he was 8 weeks old we’re inseparable. We were adopted by our rescue lurcher / greyhound Jed (not sure of the breed) in September 2014 after he had been in a rescue centre of 7 years. Our vet concludes dementia and prescribed low dose of Amitryptyline. Can anyone tell me what he is trying to tell me??? Is this really just old age? Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Good appetite and still gets up for chase me and other games (albeit in slow motion and in the house, not outside so much). I can tell how much you love him. And definitely send a photo for the gallery; would love to seen him. What can I do to help? please help!! Good luck! I was glad to find this page because it comforts what I was thinking. Reply ↓, We have an 11yr old cairn terrier with increasing traits of dementia behaviour on a daily basis. pourquoi personne n a étudié le vaccin russe ou chinois , on nous parle que du vaccin américain ou allemand? Thanks again for all the info you provided! I hope for good days for Gizmo, and a clear decision for you when it’s time. Kizzie has had a slight bounce back on vivitonin but I just see that as a day at a time thing, knowing how important those good days are I will enjoy a few more as a bonus but no unrelealistic expectations. We just started her on Senilife and are in hopes we can bring her back, cognitively, for as long as possible. Had occasional toilet accidents & more sleeping, wasn’t playing much at all, sometimes wandering, restlessness & a few other things. Take care. Xanax gets him about 6-7 hours of sleep. As a dementia nurse, I get it..his behavior is so familiar to me. I have heard of one or two other dogs getting it pretty young, but that’s all I can tell you. 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