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Sudden Aggression

When a behavior like aggression appears somewhat suddenly or is atypical for your dog, the first thing to consider is pain. And this aggression can happen to the nicest of dogs. Here's an article.http://news.yahoo.com/sudden-aggress...173250979.html

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Good article, makes a lot of sense. I know I sometimes out of character do a bit of $%&$#@@% when I experience pain also.


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That's how I KNEW something was really wrong when Kodi hurt himself at the end of the winter. Kodi? GROWLING at us?!?!? He has NEVER growled at us!!! (unless in play... he can sound quite fierce when he's playing "tug")


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My Shih Tzu becaume aggressive with the other dogs 6 months before he died, he was born with a heart condition that could not be fixed, no matter what we tried the doctor was stumped as to where the pain was, as dogs don't really get out of sorts like humans, the night he died we had a better picture he was having arrhythmias, they cause horrible anxiety, they never happened at Vet visits until the end. He went from a easy going laid back dog to a being very aggressive with the other dogs.

My Lhasa's has a different condition that is more to do with old age, and the Ace Inhibitor works for him, due to his medical conditions we are always watching for sudden on set aggression...this is different from his general orneriness.

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My Shih Tzu becaume aggressive with the other dogs 6 months before he died, he was born with a heart condition that could not be fixed, no matter what we tried the doctor was stumped as to where the pain was, as dogs don't really get out of sorts like humans, the night he died we had a better picture he was having arrhythmias, they cause horrible anxiety, they never happened at Vet visits until the end. He went from a easy going laid back dog to a being very aggressive with the other dogs.

My Lhasa's has a different condition that is more to do with old age, and the Ace Inhibitor works for him, due to his medical conditions we are always watching for sudden on set aggression...this is different from his general orneriness.
I had a horse who had chronic, fairly severe laminitis,(a very painful condition of the hooves) in spite of us trying every treatment possible to solve the problem. He was normally the sweetest horse on the face of the earth. But one night, when we went out to do "bed check", he reached out, grabbed the front of my husband's jacket and violently ripped it out. The next day I called the vet, who x-rayed his feet once again. The bones of his feet had separated from the hoof wall, and were millimeters away from breaking through the sole of his hooves. He had to have been in tremendous pain. We made the decision to put him down that day.


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Karen, That is so sad.

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Karen, That is so sad.
It was, but we had tried very hard, and it had gone on for long enough. It was one of those situations where it was hard to know when to quit. He gave us the sign that night. And while I was sorry to lose him, at least I felt that I was amking the best decision I could for him.


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