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During the last 4 days my dog has increasingly stayed by my

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During the last 4 days my dog has increasingly stayed by my side. She usually will move around the house with our other dog. She usually sleeps on my bed and I woke up with her on the floor curled up next to the bed. She is following me from room to room. Nothing has happened to frighten her. She is eating and responding to my directions and her bowel movements are normal. Nothing is different except her not wanting to leave my side. She even sits outside the bathroom till I come out. I haven't been feeling well, would this cause her to change. Nothing major, just my usual problems flaring up.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 year ago.

Good morning, JACustomer. Thanks for your question.

It's very possible that you not feeing well as has her concerned for you. However, another thing to consider is that it's the 4th of July weekend and dogs are extremely sensitive to changes. They can hear much better than we're able and can detect fireworks from miles away. Even if they were not directly in your neighborhood, they could very well be causing her some anxiety as well which could be changing her behavior. This may become more obvious through the weekend as more fireworks are shot off.

It may help to give her some benadryl to take the edge off. Many dogs will experience mild sedative effect from 1-2mg/pound of regular benadryl. If you are concerned that this may be linked and your vet is open tomorrow, it may be worth requesting a prescription of acepromazine or alprazolam to see if this helps her through the weekend and if her behavior returns to normal come next week.

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