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Features March 2016 Issue

Investigating Nighttime Panic in dogs

Tate is fine during the day. But at night she's a wreck. Why?

Investigating Nighttime Panic in dogs

Four reasons dogs become anxious in the wee hours.

Eleven-year-old Tate, a German shepherd, has started to have anxiety attacks, usually at night, says her owner Sharon Nevins of Berne, New York. When they occur she pants, shakes, and is unable to settle down. It happened twice last winter and then three times in November. It takes three to four hours before they pass. Tate has been seen by her vet, who performed...

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