Hi all, I'm hoping someone can shed some light for us!! A few months ago our beloved Maltese x jack russell was put to sleep after accidentely eating snail pellets
Since then his "brother" (maltese) has been acting strangely. He ALWAYS wants in, we struggle to get him back out of the house, he jumps, wags his tail and bounces around like a puppy again and cries at the door if we don't let him in.
I don't know if he is still grieving, or if he has dementia and has suddenly "forgotten" how we do things around here.
I have been looking online and I read somewhere about dogs acting this way after they have been ill for some time and then once healed they can become like puppies again because they feel great. Our Maltese did have some major surgery in his mouth about 6 months ago (all his teeth have been removed) so maybe he just feels fantastic lol, but im not so sure!