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    Dog behaving strangely

    I guess this is the best place to post a topic like this. It's pet related.
    I have a 13 year old Shztsu (I 'm sure I mispelled that - and no it is not one of those new Korean cars). Very nice little dog who loves company, so she likes to always hang out neaqr one of us, just to be there.
    The past few days, she's been venturing upstairs to the master bedroom and sleeping there day and night. Being old and getting kind of slow, she doesn't climb stairs unless she has to, so we are all alittle confused about this behaviour.
    This leads me to a wierd question. Does anyone have any notions about canine "sixth senses". My wife and daughter believe strongly in spirits, etc.
    My wife has had very vivid encounters with deceased loved ones and she swears that my daughter has seen her maternal grandfather who passed away just two months before she was born.
    Does anyone think that maybe the dog is sensing something? Is she seeking higher ground for some reason?
    Anyone have any notions?

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    Dogs are loving animals. Some dogs distance themselves from their owners when they believe their time has come. One theory is that they believe the animal does not want to burden his owner.

    I don't want to upset you but I have heard this many times from friends and family. At the very least, give the little guy some extra loving attention over the next few weeks.
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    Is it similar to Girls Behaving Badly? - lol (Comedy Central show)

    Sorry, couldn't resist.

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    garvey,
    Is she eating and drinking alright?
    Is her urine the normal color? How about her feces?

    When you pet her is she showing any type of pain or
    not normal behaviors?

    Lewis is right about dogs going away from their humans when they think they are nearing the end..but also dogs as they age sometimes develope a cognitive disorder..they call it "doggies alzheimers". This will cause them to become a bit disoriented. And they will do things out of their previous behavior patterns.

    You may want to talk to your vet about how she is acting and see if he/she wants to do a senior check on her.

    There are many treatable problems in seniors. And some not treatable. Good luck.
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    So you don't think she's seeing dead people, eh?
    I just made an appointment for the vet on Saturday and just to be sure we're going down to the boardwalk to see Madame Rosa.
    Thanks

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    yeah usually dogs go off to die when they know it's time.
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