older dog with weird symptoms
Let me preface this by stating that my dog has a vet appt scheduled for Jan 25 (his vet only works part time and I needed a specific time so all the right people can come with him).
12 (approx) yr old chihuahua cross. Has had hypoparathyroidism since he was approx 2-3 yrs old. Has been treated religiously since then and generally does very well. Has always been a picky eater, and has always been on the thin side, just can't get any fat on his bones!
about 6 months ago he started acting like he was having senility problems. we feed him in a separate room (picky eater) so he can eat undisturbed. Well he has started coming out growling, barking, and baring his teeth. It's getting worse and worse, and he keeps it up for almost an hour after now.
then several weeks ago, he started having occasional spells (like once a week that we have seen) where all of a sudden he just stops, and starts crying like something hurts real bad, and he doesn't want to move. Then after a couple minutes it is over and he goes on.
then yesterday, my daughter said she was holding him and he started kicking his hind legs like he couldn't control them. that lasted for about a minute, then he just laid there all limp for about twenty minutes. By the time I got home tho he was all bright eyed and bushy tailed and ate his whole dinner which he hasn't done in over a week.
Clearly something is going on, but have no clue what. He is getting older, has the chronic illness, but I am not ready for him to be going downhill. The thing is, inbetween these spells he is just like normal.
Any ideas for me to bring up to the vet or ideas on how to manage him or things to look for while we wait for the appt?