What's up with my dog?
March 27, 2014 11:14 AM Subscribe
What is this strange behavior of my dog?
posted by archimago to Pets & Animals (4 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
YANMV, and I have consulted my vet, who is not sure what is going on.
Once every 3-4 months, my 10-year-old diabetic Yorkie has what I describe as a "fit." It's not a seizure (I've had dogs that had seizures, and this is different). Out of nowhere, he will begin to get very frantic and panicked, moving his head back and forth as if he can't suddenly see and doesn't know where he is. However, I know he can see because he will run around frantically and not bump into things. He pants. He doesn't shake/quiver like a seizure but more has a sudden burst of manic energy. If I try to hold him still, he frantically tries to wiggle out of my hold, and I sometimes just let him run in circles until he calms. It passes within a few minutes as he gradually settles down and within minutes is completely normal. It's happened at all days and times of day, so it is not connected, I don't believe, to how we are regulating his insulin, which is through twice daily injections.
Anyone experience anything like this?