Confusion, disorientation, dogzheimers. Call it what you will, but canine dementia (known clinically as canine cognitive dysfunction) cause dogsto show many of the same symptoms just like humans: (👈 means applicable to me):
Sleep-wake cycle disturbances 👈 (recently I would wake up middle of night and pace)
Lower threshold for aggression
Decreased activity levels 👈
Inappropriate vocalization (howling, barking or whining)
Repetitive behaviors (pacing) 👈 pacing + circling
Elimination disorders 👈 (more like I forget where to pee)
Staring at walls 👈 (I don't stare at walls but most times I am like stand frozen and stare at the floor. Mom has to help snap me out of it).
Fewer social interactions
Disorientation (getting “lost” in the house) 👈 (more like getting stuck at places, not really "lost". Now my brain is set to turn only in 1 direction eg. to the right, so even though there's plenty of space on my left side and a wall immediately on my right, I don't know how to proceed because I can't turn!).