My dog is very old, probably 17, and the vet suspects liver failure and dementia. We’re waiting on the test results but my poor old girl is miserable and I don’t know how to help her. She’s definitely anxious because she pants constantly and can’t stand to be alone. If there’s not a person available for company she follows the cats around and she hates them. She may also be in pain. She’s on pain medication and an anti-depressant for anxiety. The vet didn’t want to give her anxiety meds because he said she’d have no quality of life because she’d just be zonked.
The problem I don't know how to help her with is she can't seem to sleep because she's so anxious. She wants to sit on me all night and pant and then no one gets sleep. I feel so bad for her. Any suggestions? Benadryl hasn't worked to help her sleep.