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Miss Moo is off her rocker :( #250569
09/01/12 08:49 PM
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Molly is acting super weird even for her and I have no idea why.

Yesterday morning she started freaking out, shaking so bad, just acting really weird. The weather was fine (and stayed that way) so no storms. In the end I gave her a couple of xanax and that calmed her down.

About 6 hours after I had given them, she went for Wonka. It freaked me out big time but I pulled her off him quickly and threw her in a crate. Wonka was so freaked he urinated and went and hid under our bed frown She has never done anything like that before.

She was fine the rest of the evening. Now we have been up for 45 mins and she was fine, went out to toilet, ate her breakfast and then just now I went to let them out and she started whimpering, squeaking. She rushed the bedroom door and tried to jump onto our bed (brad was asleep so I think she wanted him) which she never does.

And now she is shaking.

Nothing has changed that I can think of. I have no idea what is wrong with her unless she is just having a long brain fart frown

Last edited by bianca; 09/01/12 08:52 PM.

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Re: Miss Moo is off her rocker :( [Re: bianca] #250570
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Oh, no! Not Miss Moo! This is a lot for you to deal with right now, along with Cooper's issues. I'm so sorry! hugging hugging hugging

Any seismic activity? Any millitary bases nearby? Anything your neighbors might be doing to rattle your dogs-- such as a silent dog whistle? (a neighbor did that to my last GSD for over 2 weeks until someone caught him. Horrible!)

I would get her thyroid checked. I'd also get her vision very carefully checked, too.

Any change in her food? What is Molly Moo eating? How/where is her food stored?

Could Molly have gotten into anyone's medication? I know you're so careful and very responsible, but dogs can be curious and sniffy/mouthy. paw

Sending positive, calming vibes for your good girl. She's usually so happy and peaceful! You'll get this sorted out. hug Sending Moo calming vibes. peacesign butterfly



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Re: Miss Moo is off her rocker :( [Re: Braverhund] #250578
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I can't think of anything Patti didn't already mention. frown Poor Moo teary


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Re: Miss Moo is off her rocker :( [Re: Good_Karma] #250582
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The only thing I can think of other than what was mentioned is a possible bladder infection. My dogs act really strange just before any outward signs show.


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Re: Miss Moo is off her rocker :( [Re: Wisc.Tiger_Val] #250592
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Quote:
The only thing I can think of other than what was mentioned is a possible bladder infection. My dogs act really strange just before any outward signs show.


Yes, exctly. Sounds so much like what Skye went through. It terrifed me to watch her and took way too long for me to find what was wrong. And so fast to see her act better when she was diagnosed for a UTI and on meds.

Please take a urine sample in for her.


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Re: Miss Moo is off her rocker :( [Re: PositiveDog] #250596
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Didn't something like this happen before or am I thinking of a different dog?

I wonder if she is having small seizures?


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Re: Miss Moo is off her rocker :( [Re: BowWowMeow] #250601
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I agree to check for UTI.

Also, is the tummy really tight, which would be inflammation.

You don't have thinkgs like mountain lions around, do you?


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Re: Miss Moo is off her rocker :( [Re: MaxaLisa] #250607
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Oh wow, poor Miss Molly Moo. No advice just good thoughts. for all of you. Is she feeling some stress over Cooper's issues?


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Re: Miss Moo is off her rocker :( [Re: Kayos] #250626
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Thank you all so much hugging

Now that I think of it she was a little odd the morning before too. (So 3 days in a row). Mum and dad came over today for Fathers Day and noticed she is just weird, hard to describe but clingy maybe?

Patti, thank you I looked up earthquakes and there was nothing, no military base either. I doubt very much about the dog whistle but it is possible I suppose.

No change in food and thank you for thinking about medicines (we have so many lol!) but no it is kept safely.

UTI is possible and I will do my best to chase her around and get a sample thank you. She is not peeing more frequently although I don't know if that happens in dogs like humans.

Ruth, yes she did have an odd patch before we moved. I had forgotten about that. How would they diagnose seizures if they are not noticeable to me?

Her tummy is normal and no critters other than the odd bunny, thank you though.

Kathy anything is possible at the this stage but I can't imagine it.

I will take her in for a check up tomorrow, urine sample (hopefully) and blood work. I suppose it could be her thyroid as she has been on a diet for so long and no changes to her fat fluffy butt. Poor Moo, I've been neglecting her a bit with all this Cooper stuff.

Thank you so much for all your ideas ladies, I will report back after the vet hugging

ETA: will also get them to check her eyes, thank you.

Last edited by bianca; 09/02/12 09:58 AM.

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Cooper GSD (The Gremlin) 19/10/11
Texas - Tabby cat (Feb 1996-2013) Run free sweet Teppie
Paris - Tabby cat (Feb 1996-2013) Run free my beautiful girl.
Re: Miss Moo is off her rocker :( [Re: bianca] #250636
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Fingers crossed for you both, I am so sorry that your pet woes continue. You guys really need a break. hugging


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I'm sorry that you're going through so much right now, Bianca. hugging Mentioning the other funny patch to her vet is a good thing. Some types of seizures do indeed cause anxiety. A UTI can cause behavioral scaredy-dog stuff before symptoms show, so I'm hoping you can catch a urine sample from her. Thyroid, eyes, hmm.. I'm hoping something "jumps out at" the vet so that he can diagnose this quickly for The Moo. She's got to be the sweetest, dearest lovey out there, and this behavior seems so out of character for her. Bianca, I continue to send positive thoughts and energy for both Molly Moo and you, too. bloomrose


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When I need a urine sample I wait until my dog is out for the first time in the morning and rally has to go. I take a freshly washed pill bottle and a clean new trash bag out with me. When they squat, I just slide the bag under them.

Always catches plenty and I just dip my container and I'm good to go. Much easier for me than trying to put long handled containers under them in just the right spot.

Good luck with that!


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One more person hoping that you find the cause and the cure of Miss Moo's mood and you can take a deep breath sometime.

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Re: Miss Moo is off her rocker :( [Re: Mary Jane] #250657
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I'm sorry to hear about Molly's strange behavior. I just wanted to mention that Heidi has acted really weird several times over the five years we've had her (scared, clingy, shaking, hiding, acting as though she is listening for something, etc.) For example:

http://germanshepherdhome.net/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/198006/Heidi_is_acting_really_weird_a

http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum/general-behavior/105045-heidi-really-acting-weird-today.html

http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum/general-behavior/109986-shes-acting-weird-again.html

I used to think that it had to do with earthquakes or hearing something in the distance that we couldn't hear. In every case, she got over it in a couple of days and I never did figure out what it was!

Best of luck to you in getting to the bottom of this. It's hard to see your dog so scared and upset, and not knowing why. hugging


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Re: Miss Moo is off her rocker :( [Re: Karin] #250661
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If there isn't a uti, other things to consider are thyroid and infection - I know that tick dieases aren't common over there, but I do remember finding a lyme disease support group that thought they contracted it over there. Wonder if it was because of molly I went looking at one point.


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