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Physical problem or doggie dementia??
I am having some trouble with my 10 year old Jack Russell. He seems healthy and normal in almost every way, except for a few times a day he will jump up from resting, sitting, or even sleeping and run across the room. It's like he's gotten stuck with a pin or something. At the worst times, he'll do this and seem very afraid to lay back down in his bed or go back to where he was when he jumped up...like he's scared or thinks it will happen again. One night he even worked himself up so much that he was panting and shaking.
The vet says he doesn't seem to be in pain otherwise and he's been happy to go for walks, eats as usual, and is otherwise pretty good. He has started urinating inside at times--usually when he's worked up (because he sees a dog outside) or isn't in the same room with me. I'm not sure if the two are related or not.
We're doing tests (blood work, urine tests) but in the meantime, I thought I'd see if anyone else has experienced the same thing. It seems like some of this behavior is similar to symptoms of doggie dementia, but I hope not. He's only 10 and is very alert and active.
Thanks for your input!