How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Dr. Christie Your Own Question

Dr. Christie
Dr. Christie, Dog Veterinarian
Category: Dog
Satisfied Customers: 1527
Experience:  Over 7 years of practice
16703648
Type Your Dog Question Here...
Dr. Christie is online now

our minature Beagle is coming up 3 years old and she has been

Customer Question

our minature Beagle is coming up 3 years old and she has been fantastic at sleeping through the night all of a sudden in the last 2 weeks she has started barking and rattling the kitchen door after we have gone to bed ... she has always been fine and settled down intil these last 2 weeks .... any ideas what could have happened and what we need to do? thanks
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Christie replied 2 years ago.
Dr. Christie :

This is Dr. Christie! I am a licensed veterinarian and would like to try to assist you!

Dr. Christie :

I have a few quick questions concerning Belle!

Dr. Christie :

Is she asking to go outside when this occurs?

Dr. Christie :

Will she go out and urinate or have a bowel movement?

Dr. Christie :

If she does have a bowel movement does it appear normal?

Dr. Christie :

Has anything in her schedule changed - feeding times, walks, company in the house, construction in the house, etc?

Dr. Christie :

Any new stray animals hanging around outside that you've seen?

Dr. Christie :

Will she settle down after a bit? Thank you in advance for your replies!

JACUSTOMER-gf9bcgce- :

Is she asking to go outside when this occurs?




Will she go out and urinate or have a bowel movement?




4:23 PM



If she does have a bowel movement does it appear normal?






4:24 PM



Has anything in her schedule changed - feeding times, walks, company in the house, construction in the house, etc?






4:24 PM



Any new stray animals hanging around outside that you've seen?






4:24 PM



Will she settle down after a bit? Thank you in advance for your replies



JACUSTOMER-gf9bcgce- :

Is she asking to go outside when this occurs? NO SHE HAS NEVER ASKED TO GO OUT IN THE NIGHT BEFORE WE LEAVE A PUPPY PAD OUT JUST INCASE, BUT IT GETS USED 1 OR 2 A WEEK, SOMETHINS IT'S NOT USED FOR 2 WEEKS





Will she go out and urinate or have a bowel movement? SHE WILL IF WE LET HERE OUT SHE'S VERY GOOD AT LETTING US KNOW WHEN SHE NEEDS A TOILET ...






4:23 PM



If she does have a bowel movement does it appear normal? YES






4:24 PM



Has anything in her schedule changed - feeding times, walks, company in the house, construction in the house, etc? COMPANY IN THE HOUSE HAS CHANGED .. BUT THIS WAS 4/5 MONTHS AGO SHE IS ON HER OWN MORE IN THE DAY, BUT THIS CHANGED IN JULY NOT 2 WEEKS AGO, WE DO HAVE A YOUNG BABY AROUND MORE IN THE EVENINGS BUT AGAIN THAT'S BEEN SINCE JULY ...






4:24 PM



Any new stray animals hanging around outside that you've seen? NO, WE DID HAVE A FEW CAT AROUND BUT THEY LEFT 2 MONTHS AGO






4:24 PM



Will she settle down after a bit? YES SHE DOSE SOMETIME IS ONCE OR SOMETIMES ITS THIRD TIME OF GOING DOWN TO HER .. LAST NIGHT IT WAS ONCE. HOPE THIS HELPS THANKSThank you in advance for your replies



JACUSTOMER-gf9bcgce- :

UNORTUNATELY I HAVE TO CLOSE THIS COMPUTER CAN WE TALK TOMORROW THANKS

Dr. Christie :

Yes, not a problem! I will be online at this time tomorrow!

Dr. Christie :

From the sudden onset of the behavior there may be a wild animal or something coming around in the evening that maybe you are not seeing. She may hear it and especially smell it too!

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • It was so professional, so personally concerned (as we were) and you answered all of our questions. George and I are so happy that I found ""JustAnswer"" on my Google search -- you are now in my ""Favorites"" list! And, yes we do love our kitty - she makes our life complete! Bev & George
< Previous | Next >
  • It was so professional, so personally concerned (as we were) and you answered all of our questions. George and I are so happy that I found ""JustAnswer"" on my Google search -- you are now in my ""Favorites"" list! And, yes we do love our kitty - she makes our life complete! Bev & George
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C.
  • This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!! Alex
  • Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult. GP
  • I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion. Justin
  • Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around. Esther
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C.
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Rebecca

    Rebecca

    Dog Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    293
    Veterinarian for more than 30 years
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/TO/tomasicvet/2011-3-15_20483_RTI.64x64.jpg Rebecca's Avatar

    Rebecca

    Dog Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    293
    Veterinarian for more than 30 years
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/MS/msb13sm/2011-3-7_52612_Dr.B.64x64.JPG Dr. Matt's Avatar

    Dr. Matt

    Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    2354
    DVM - 13 years experience in canine medicine and surgery.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DR/Dr. Gene/2012-6-29_2247_20120223174645649.64x64.jpg Dr. Gene's Avatar

    Dr. Gene

    Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    1048
    DVM degree from Ontario Veterinary College
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/VE/Vet help/2012-11-3_20182_Avatar2.64x64.png Vet help's Avatar

    Vet help

    Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    963
    12 yrs experience as a small animal veterinarian; 21 yrs exp. in the animal care field
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DE/debkatreyn/2011-11-28_33650_682e.64x64.jpg Dr. Debbie's Avatar

    Dr. Debbie

    Dog Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    902
    Companion animal veterinarian practicing for over 10 years.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/KR/kritrdr/2014-3-26_152042_Dr.Gray1.64x64.jpg Dr. Dan's Avatar

    Dr. Dan

    Dog Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    2143
    12 years of experience with domestic and exotic dogs, PLEASE rate my service when satisfied.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DJ/djan2000/djan2000_avatar.64x64.jpg Dr. Dave's Avatar

    Dr. Dave

    Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    2053
    21 years small animal general and emergency practice