My 2 1/2 year old healthy Maltipoo
is suddenly very scared, paranoid would describe it better. It first happened about 5 months ago. This odd behavior
lasted a couple of days and went away so his vet thought maybe he had eaten something weird and we forgot about it, it just went away.
Our dog is 4 pounds and he is always with us. He comes to our workplace everyday, and everywhere we go, our dog goes. If he is not allowed somewhere, we will go someplace else. He even comes to the movies with us and of course sleeps between us. He is very friendly and very calm. So since he is never left alone, we know his routine and behavior patterns very well. He loves sleeping most of the day!
Yesterday while still in bed he woke up suddenly and started pacing around in bed. I took him down to go potty and eat but kept on with this odd behavior, pacing, panting, hiding from something and trembling.
Today is day two of this paranoid behavior. He sleeps with one eye
open. He can lay down next to me, but trembling at times and very jumpy of the slightest thing. Smelling around in the air, looking around for something that is simply not there.
There have been no changes in environment, food or any recent vaccinations
Is he developing neurological problems? What could be the cause of this?