My 9 year old black lab has always been very vocal but for the past week or so she has been growling so much that it is driving me insane. She is not growling at any people, dogs, door, etc. She just growls for no reason. I'm wondering if that has to do with getting older. I'm worried she is getting more aggressive because her tempure with my other smaller dog is getting shorter. She isn't snapped or fighting but she is much more easily irritated. If you have experienced this or know the cause please let me know. Forgive me, I am very paranoid (haha)
go to a vet for a full check up. sounds like a health issue. possibly pain, or loss of vision/hearing.
Charlie (foster) and Rocky
I agree with Tanya. Dogs will often appear aggressive when in pain or feeling ill. Dogs don't exhibit pain the way people do. A trip to the vet is in order.
Sophie DOB 04/13/2011 6 mo
Sophie 15 months, with Skye
Don't know if it's the same thing, but we once had an old German Shepherd who had poor eyesight and a short temper with the younger smaller dog. We realized that he was growling at the coal bucket thinking it's the other dog. Maybe your Lab is growling at something she is imagining. I agree that a vet visit is in order.
I know this is silly but I once saw an episode of A Haunting on the Discovery channel where the dog would keep growling at nothing so frequently that it caused the owners to be concerned. Turns out their house was haunted and their dog was growling at the ghost.
Erm... I am just kidding<ducks>, I really don't believe ghosts.
Hey, I home sick with the flu, We're allowed to talk silly when we are sick with the flu, aren't we? If not, my bad
I do agree however with the advice from the others and you should take your dog to the Vet. It's always better to be safe than sorry plus, it will bring you relief when he tells you it's something minor.