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What is our 14 year old girl thinking?

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LoveDogs Tue 30-Oct-12 19:29:36

She is barking through the night, she goes out last thing at night but at about 1am she starts barking to go out, when she does go out she just goes and lays down and goes to sleep and doesn't come back in until about 5am, we don't know what to do as she's 14 now and it's getting cold at night, at first we thought she was going out there to die, but this has been going on for six months now. Any suggestions as to what to do greatly appreciated.

Aquelven Tue 30-Oct-12 19:35:22

Where does she sleep! Is she feeling too warm?

LoveDogs Tue 30-Oct-12 20:01:28

She can sleep anywhere downstairs hall, living room or the kitchen and the kitchen floor is always stone cold so we don''t think it's that she's to warm.

Shalloween Wed 31-Oct-12 11:33:06

I'd take her to the vet to get her checked out. Maybe something's making her feel uncomfortable or too warm in the house.

LoveDogs Wed 31-Oct-12 12:44:55

We've taken her to the vets as she has to have medicine for her joints and incontinence, but they just say she's on the best medication she can have and don't really take any notice of the fact that she's staying out in the cold all night, but last night she stayed outside from 11pm to 6am and when she did come in she was soaked as it had been raining, we have tried getting her back in, but then she barks all night and we have neighbours both sides of us and her bark is VERY loud.

higgle Wed 31-Oct-12 13:13:00

Perhaps she has doggie Alzheimer's ? We had a dog with this condition who reall lost track of time at night, he would bark repeatedly to be let in and out and made it very clear that he expected feeding too at about 3am.We had some tablets that increased blood supply to the brain and they worked for a while. Alzheimer's affects humans by way of disorientation as to time of day too.

LoveDogs Wed 31-Oct-12 14:16:07

We wondered if she had that because she will ask for food about 10 minutes after she's eaten and she will randomly start barking at things that aren't there. Thanks for letting me know about the tablets, maybe we could try it.

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