Can A Dog Have Schizophrenia. Something Not Quite Right With My Dog. Need Answers

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Asked by Debi Blonjeaux

Can A Dog Have Schizophrenia. Something Not Quite Right With My Dog. Need Answers

My dog for the passed 2 days has been standing on his hind legs snapping at imaginary bugs. There is nothing there. I've looked. Not only in one room but in all the rooms in the house. My female just looks at him. She will be right beside him and he starts with this behavior. My dog does have a problem with anxiety. He screams like a banchie all the time. Hoping that there is someone out there that knows something. Please this is for real.

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Hello Debi,

The first responder gave you the best advice.

I feel this is rightly a question for the veterinarian who is schooled in treating animals. Your dog might also have some kind of involuntarily movement disorder which would then be quite different from schizophrenia.

Dogs have been diagnosed with depression by the way however I would hesitate to call this behavior schizophrenia.

If it continues please consult a veterinarian.

Best regards,

Christina