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Senior Dogs > Balling up rugs?

Zib

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Everyone, thanks so much for sharing. It really makes me feel better about my little bug.
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Senior Dogs > Balling up rugs?
Zib

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Barked: Wed Apr 4, '12 7:40am PST 
In the last few months my dog Zoe has been balling up the mats in the bathroom. She doesn't doesn't pee on them, just scratches them up in a heap. I always make sure she has plenty of chances to go out so I don't believe it's related to a need to go to the bathroom (sometimes she'll do it shortly after going out). And it doesn't appear to be related to me being away from home.

This really isn't a problem for me but I worry that she's uncomfortable or unhappy. She lost her hearing a while back and her vision is somewhat diminished too. But she still loves to go for a walk and sniff her way around the block.

Has anyone run across this with a senior dog? Perhaps it's just a personality quick and if so that's fine. It's not destructive and I can simply straighten the rugs out with a quick shake. As I say, I just worry that maybe something is bothering her that I don't know about.

Thanks for any thoughts!
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