I am not familiar with this type of behavior. I have had multiple males & females for years. But my soon to be 3 year old American Pit Bull Terrier has started a behavior I have not witnessed before.
~Before going any further, she has had a full medical exam with blood work & is extremely healthy~
Launi has always been a *digger in the bedding* dog. She will scratch around in circles on her bed and/or on the couch blanket for about a minute until she gets it just right then curl into a tight ball & go to sleep.
Recently, within the last 2 weeks, she has been doing this to ALL the dog beds. Since I have 9 dogs, they all have beds. She actually will remove the small dog beds from the kennels and dig in them. Some she will lay down (or try to–they are rather small) some she will just *dig*.
She is digging on my senior Lab’s bed to the point she is removing the covers. Not tearing them up, just moving them around.
I keep her kennel cage door shut when she is out of it. There has never been a problem with this in the past. Last night she would not lay beside me on the couch, but proceeded to dig almost all the beds then I heard her trying to get into her kennel. She has NEVER done this.
My vet has no idea. I am perplexed. Is this behavior in any way related to a pregnant b^tch?
It is concerning me to the point I feel like I should take her back to my vet and have him do ex-rays or something…..(I KNOW she is not pregnant).
Anyone have experience with this in spayed females?
When I correct her she stops & either goes outside or into the living room and lays on the floor. But within a few minutes, she is at it again.
Julie: No. Same detergent. Nothing new.
Voelven: Nothing has changed. No new dog. No new people. It is getting hotter & we do flirt pole at least 5 nights a week. Instead of an hour I have had to cut it back to 45 minutes because of the outrageous humidity & 77 degrees at 6:00 pm.
This is just not her on an every day basis. I made an appointment for her to have a FULL blood panel (everything: Thyroid etc) and full body ex-rays on Sunday. Really disturbing me.
To state this again: She was spayed at 6 months. I was there……
Rotten: No change in detergent. She is also acting submissive. Weird. She has super exercise, goes on car rides with me……..she does have a skin infection right now. It is from the pollen. On antibiotics. (Same antibiotics she has taken in the past) Not itching or scratching at herself, though.