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Jane Lefler
Jane Lefler, Breeder,Behaviorist, formerVet Asst
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Experience:  Former vol Vet Assistant.Breeder 18+ years Dog trainer / behaviorist
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12year old sheltie, more and more aggressive. Jumps at everything.

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12year old sheltie, more and more aggressive. Jumps at everything. Just bit me after a bath. Must muzzle her. Always has been nervous, spinner, pacer. Has a chronic skin disease. Managed with holistic stuff. Has a large lump back of haunch. Does not seem to bother. On a raw diet for skin. On probiotics and supplements. Great appetite. What to do?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Jane Lefler replied 1 year ago.
JaCustomer, Are you looking for ways to stop the jumping and aggression?What have you tried so far?Has she been allergy tested ever?What other tests have been performed?
Expert:  Jane Lefler replied 1 year ago.
JaCustomer,
I was hoping to get some responses from you. Without the answer, it is a bit hard to give you a great answer. However at this age, the first thing I would test would be thyroid function especially since she has skin issues. Often dogs with thyroid problems also have skin problems.
There are other medical issues that can cause aggression as well. Read about them here:
http://www.petplace.com/dogs/medical-causes-of-aggression-in-dogs/page1.aspx
. http://www.apdt.com/veterinary/assets/pdf/Dodman_MA10.pdf
If you want to supply me some of the other answers, I can give you additional responses as well.
I hope this information is helpful to you. If you need more information or clarification, please reply and I'll get back to you as soon as possible. If you are satisfied, please take the opportunity to rate.

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