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We go to bed around 10:30pm, and our 12 yr. old shih Tzu

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We go to bed around 10:30pm, and our 12 yr. old shih Tzu goes to bed with us, as he always has. About 3 weeks ago, he began waking us up around 1:30am trembling, panting, wanting to jump off the bed. If we put him outside, he stands, paces aimlessly, wanders but doesn't always pee. If we get up with him, he wanders around the house. Acepromazine 2.5 mg. is ineffective in stopping this, just makes him drunk while doing behaviors We tried crating him, and he barks/crys, last nite for 1-1/2 hours. This morning & during the day, his is fine, SLEEPS! We are dying--Help!
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What sort of animal are we talking about?
Customer: ShihTzu
JA: OK. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Veterinarian will know how to help the Shih-Tzu. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the Shih-Tzu?
Customer: no
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Jess K replied 4 months ago.

Hello, this is Dr. Jess. I Am sorry to hear about your Shih Tzu. It sounds like he could be suffering from Canine Cognitive Dysfunction. Has your doctor discussed any other medications to try besides the Acepromazine?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
the Acepromazine was prescribed for events like thunder/lightning, and we haven't taken him for this issue
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
12 May 2017 09:09
the Acepromazine was prescribed for events like thunder/lightning, and we haven't taken him for this issue