My 12 year-old mixed breed is in pretty good health physically, but suffering from old-age cognitive problems. He gets very stressed out and at night paces and is very restless. He also is showing some bizarre behaviors, like opening and shutting our bedroom door, over and over again. I feel sad for him, but it's also irritating after a while and I'm definitely feeling the effects of sleep-deprivation from his behavior and it's even affecting my work. If we put him outside in his kennel at night in an effort to sleep, he carries on VERY loudly and tries to dig himself out. One time, he got stuck halfway under the pen, trying to escape. Thankfully I recognized the difference in his yelps and went out at 3 a.m. to free him. The vet had me start him on Anipryl today. Has anyone else experienced these problems with an older dog, or had their dog on this drug? I hope it helps. The possible side-effects scare me, but I am absolutely at my wits end.
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