Busderpuddle Posted June 9, 2016 Share Posted June 9, 2016 Ruby has always been a bit quirky when it came to loud noises, such as thunder, fireworks, etc..... the last few weeks, she has decided she is afraid of the ice maker in the fridge (not new), the BBQ when it contracts and expands outside, and today the cord for the sliding door. We decided to take her to the vet to get her looked at, and he found nothing wrong. She had blood work about 2 months ago to check her levels and her thyroid. He said everything looks great, and she probably is getting dementia, which was mentioned to us by our old vet about 8 months ago. He also said there isn't anything to do for it. Tonight and last night, she has went out for her last turn out, and stood and stared at me instead of going. I told her about 10 times before she finally shook her head and headed out. Both nights she also has refused to come back in. Last night I went out and tried to get her to come in with her collar and she planted all 4 feet into the ground and wouldn't budge. My husband came home shortly after that and carried her in. Tonight, same thing, only she won't let me catch her. I tried cookies and er jerky treats, nothing. I left her a few minutes and then went back. She just runs from me. My husband will be home in a couple hours and will corral her and bring her in. I left the light on and she has a cozy bed she loves on the deck, but she is lounging on the grass right now. This is scaring me. Any ideas on what to do ? I thought about taking her out on a leash, but she will not, and never has, peed or pooed on a leash. Ideas ? Suggestions ? Medications ? She will be 9 next month. Quote Karen Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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