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Hi, this is Dr. Gabby. Have you noticed any changes in her appetite, water consumption, or urination? Is she on any medications now?
Ok thank you,
One thing you can try is to treat her for acid reflux. Acid reflux is more common in older dogs and flares up at night. It can cause panting and restlessness.
Try Pepcid AC 10 mg tablets or Zantac 75 mg tablets.
Give 1/4 of a tablet per each 15 pounds of dog every 12 hours. It can be given long term.
Feed her last meal of the day later at night too which will make her sleepy and will help absorb excess acid in her stomach.
If she is not improved by Tuesday then she is going to need to see the vet because there are many other things that can cause her to be restless at night like metabolic disease or pain.
Does that help? Do you have any additional questions?