My 12 yr old male Jack not sleeping at night

by BARB
(MEDINA, OH)

I have a 12yrs old male Jack Russell Terrier that has always slept well downstairs in our house in his bed in a gated area. For the past two months he will not sleep through the night?? What can I do? My husband will not let him sleep in our bed.

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May 17, 2011
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Beandryl
by: Amanda

I have tried Benadryl with my jack russell but it does not seem to do much for her. The door is really the only thing she attacks at night when we put her in her room. If we do not put her in she seems to be fine.

May 17, 2011
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My dog has same issue
by: Laurie

My Jack Russell who is older also had the same problem with not sleeping at night. She would pace around and dig in corners keeping us up. We took her to the vet and we got some Senility medicine. Our vet also said we could give her 1/2 a benedryl to help her sleep. It took about 2 weeks of the medicine and she finally started sleeping through the night again.

Jan 11, 2011
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1 year old Jack-a-bee not sleeping
by: Amanda

I have a jack-a-bee puppy who is a year old. We have had her since she was 4 months old and she has always slept through the night in her own room. Lately she has been waking up barking at the weirdest hours and will bark all night long. Nothing is changed in our routine, she gets walked everyday- we can't figure it out! We plugged in a DAP but it has not seemed to have made a difference. The only difference we have had in our routine is that my husband is working from home. Any advice????

Oct 26, 2010
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Jack Russell senility
by: Tom

Hi there,

I think what you may be dealing with here is a senility issue. Most probably what's known as canine cognitive dysfunction. Basically, your dog is getting old and her mind is starting to deteriorate a little, just as happens with humans. Talk to your vet - the most likely solution will be some sort of medication or pheromone discharge to calm her down and help her sleep. Avoid giving her human medicine.

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