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Posted: 06/13/19 12:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Dogs defintely shows the signs of aging mentally. They can get disoriented at night, especially if they do not see very well. Don't be surprised by it.

I took my last Border Collie backpacking when she was 16. She had some aging issues for sure.

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rightlaneonly wrote:

gbopp wrote:

1995brave wrote:

She could be sensing something wrong with you, like the start of cancer from smoking or some other issue starting up.

Excellent point!


Don't ignore that. Been seeing just that on "Animal Miracles" where animals sense illnesses in humans.


While I'm not discounting any ideas, I do not think this is it.

I'm a 5.5 year cancer survivor and see my Oncologist every 6 months for extensive blood work.


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I will be getting Macy into see our Vet this week to have her checked out. After reading what Dr. Doug suggested, I've been doing some research and she seems to fit a lot of what is described. Lately, I've noticed her stopping and just standing as if she's lost and doesn't know where she is. When this happens, even calling her name does not get her to even look your way. Usually, she has no problem with hearing and can hear me open "Their Cabinet" and comes out looking for a treat. :-)

Another thing that has been happening is when I start to let them out, she will stand in our Dinning Room, it's almost like she's not sure what to do. I'll stand there and call her sometimes she'll come out on her own but other times I have to go in and help her along. Whatever this is has been slowly coming on for sometime but we have not put it all together until now.

Hopefully our Vet can shed some light on what is going on and help her be more comfortable. We rescued her shortly after I had back surgery in 2005 but I always say, she's the one that rescued me!

Thanks again for all of your caring replies, I'll post again once we see the Vet.

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TugCE, I'm so sorry. We had all the same symptoms in our beautiful Lab, Maggie. We just chalked it up to old age, but not "the end". To this day, and it's only been 2 1/2 months since she passed, we wish she was still with us and ageless. Please keep us posted. We're here for you.


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I have had 5 dogs that I raised from puppyhood since I became an adult. Every single one of them would come to me when something was wrong with them. My first would come to me acting worried about a minute before he had a seizure (he outgrew them). Another all but drug herself up the stairs when she was losing the feeling in her rear legs (no hint that anything was wrong before that moment....and I REALLY watch my dogs' health). So while it may be something else, she may be coming to the Pack Leader for comfort. Be sure she gets it in spades.

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