My Yorkie has panic attacks and I don't know what to do!!
by Jules Jensen
(Seattle, WA USA)
We have an almost 4 year old Yorkie. We had another dog that passed away a year ago and when the other dog was living we used to put them both in the laundry room to sleep.
The yorkie never did good. She squeeled at high pitches and chewed through the dry wall an cabinents and door trying to get to us.
During the day I am home and played all day with her and she was with us until bed time where she would again go in her nice bed in the laundry room with the door shut.
I attempted to not shut the door but she scaled the gate and over she went. She has continually gotten worse.. So about a year ago we let her sleep in our bed ( i know huge mistake) but she literally keeps everyone in the neighborhood awake.. Its not a bark or whine, it's a shrilling non stop blood curling scream.
We just got a yorkipoo thinking it would help her as well as we wanted another pup. The pup is not helping her.. She hates the sweet pup..
I left them in the laundry room to once again try and the pup seems to wine for a second and is fine, but the yorkie goes insane to the point of almost having a cardiac arrest.
I layed in the laundry room with them last night to see if the yorkie would calm, no doing! She continued to freak out even more scaling the door, hypervenilating, screeching.
I tried to pick her up cause she was scaring the puppy and she literally dove into my neck to get off my lap and dive through the door..
So once again I put her on my bed and it took her an hour to quit breathing so heavy... I have tried EVERY expert opinion... Short of buying 2 king beds and sticking them together!!!
I don't know what to do!