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I am sorry to hear you are concerned about Buttons. My name is Rebecca. I am a veterinarian and will do my best to help.
A change in behavior like this in a 12 year old dog could be from cognitive dysfunction ("Senility", "brain aging"), high blood pressure, a brain tumor, anxiety/stress.I am glad to hear she had normal blood tests; that helps rule out many things. You might consider having her blood pressure checked.Some older dogs with cognitive dysfunction improve on a prescription medication called Anipryl. There are some new diets, such as Purina Bright Mind that have helped some dogs. Anti oxidants might be helpful; there is an anti oxidant formula made for dogs called Cell Advance.
Is this at all times of the day, or worse at bedtime?
If I saw a dog with this complaint, I would do a full physical/ neurologic exam, check blood pressure, (and blood tests, but that has been done). If the blood pressure was high, I would see if lowering her blood pressure helped. If the pressure is normal, I would try the Bright Mind diet and/or Cell Advance.
Was her blood pressure checked?What other questions can I answer?
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