In early March, SFVS’s Erin Adkins, DVM, answered a San Francisco Chronicle reader’s question regarding euthanasia and her aging pet. Recently, she responded to a follow-up question about a dachshund who began exhibiting odd behavior. The reader’s question:
A recent column mentioned an arthritic Cocker spaniel that had taken to sleeping behind bushes, something he had never done before. This reminded me of my elderly dachshund who apparently suffered a stroke. She started hiding behind the toilet and jumping into the sump pump water well in the corner of the basement. Is this normal behavior for animals as they decline?
For Dr. Adkins’ answer, visit SF Gate: Abnormal pet behavior a sign something’s wrong