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    Default Not sure where to put this...something weird with Gypsy

    This started a few days before I went MIA and I thought it was a phase but maybe not. Gypsy has been going INSANE every night. Growling, barking, whining, biting everything in site (not people), digging in the sofa, and running and flipping off of the sofa. At first I thought maybe it was because she is teething but I am starting to wonder. She is 6 months old now and still intact....think it could be heat or something? There isn't any blood or anything...does it make them go nuts?? I have never had a dog that went in heat but I put off her spaying until I got back from FL.

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    Default Re: Not sure where to put this...something weird with Gypsy

    Only at night? BabyGirl started her first heat at 5-6 months and she just gets a little sad and loses her appetite a bit.
    To me it sounds like something physical is bothering her. Possibly a tail issue or maybe ears. My BabyGirl will snap at the air and circle around like she's mad and I know her tail or private bits might be bothering so I give her an extra cleaning and then she settles down. I feel like she has no other way to express her discomfort. Hope you can find out soon what it is. I know I get stressed out if my animals are stressed.
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    Default Re: Not sure where to put this...something weird with Gypsy

    I guess it could be...I've had females that have come in heat..I don't remember this behavior..but bet it is! Oh boy..just what you need!

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    Default Re: Not sure where to put this...something weird with Gypsy

    i'm used to puppies and even some older bullies having an hour or two during the night when it is no holds barred all out craziness! piggy runs, barking, somersaults, taking toys out of the toybox, biting furniture, you name it. total crazy business after dinner and before bed time. butler gets this crazy rarely, but he does play more intensely between 8 and 10 pm. when i had my first two eb puppies, this was a nightly occurrence. i just had to find somewhere safe to sit or stand while they did this, cause they would chase each other, knock over chairs, take out your knees if you got in the way, and then the bewitching hour would pass. As i type this butler is thrashing his rope around and "throwing" it for himself and growling at it. he's normally a sleep all day kind of guy.

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    Default Re: Not sure where to put this...something weird with Gypsy

    if it makes u feel any better, Chaos is like this every day!!! He is a wild man!
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    Default Re: Not sure where to put this...something weird with Gypsy

    She is SCARY! I mean, the growling and barking are insane. I did think it could be that she is teething her back teeth but I don't know. She actually scares us when she starts it. Forgive me for my ignorance about the whole heat thing. I have never had an intact pet before and I wouldn't even begin to know the signs!

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    Try to get it on video. She might just be having her outbursts of energy. Lex had some wild outbursts especially if he just got done playin in the sprinklers lol
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    Default Re: Not sure where to put this...something weird with Gypsy

    i don't think heat makes them crazy like it does humans. lol. i think it's just her bewitching hours.

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    our oldest girl (also named Gypsy) used to have this crazy time every night around 8:30-9:30, she would race around, barking, biting, acting insane, never like that in the day, just right before bed. i asked my wonderful breeder and she said "oh that's just bulldog crazy time, it is like that every night around here." Gypsy still does it to a certain extent, as do the other 2 bullies and now the frenchie does it too, i think they are just running out their last bits of energy before quieting down for the night
    p.s. that is how i got my screen name - bulldogcrazytime LOL

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    Default Re: Not sure where to put this...something weird with Gypsy

    We went to the vet today for something unrelated and he doesn't think she is in heat so that isn't it . Not sure what it is but now we know that about 10pm to just move away from her lol.

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    Default Re: Not sure where to put this...something weird with Gypsy

    Even at age 2 Vegas still has his wild man times at night, usually a couple hours after dinner. He will start running laps, pull all hit toys out of his crate along with his pillow and blankie and go wild. He will jump on the couch (where he is not allowed and just look at us because he KNOWS we are going to yell at him to get down) We use to try to get him to calm down, now we know it is a matter of time and he will just crash out and sleep like a baby. At these times he will also look at Joe and growl for no reason. It is all in fun.

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    Default Re: Not sure where to put this...something weird with Gypsy

    Oh yeah. Rufus Hambone does this too. I have been attributing it to his teeth. Everything you described is what will do. He will start to dart around and do athletic jumps and bite anything! What works for me like a charm is getting a bowl of ice. I feed him 1 cube at a time. Theyre crescent moon shaoe, but you get the idea. He will calmly sit and chew the piss out of em. Works like a charm. Maybe you could try it out during the next frenzy.
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