Dog behaving oddly

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My yorkie who’s 9, started walking into hallways and doorways backwards and sometimes whines for someone to get him. Won’t go down the steps but if you bring him to the door he will run outside, been
Going on for a week, just diagnosed yeast infection in left ears given ear drops, two days ago he wouldn’t go near the kitchen or go through his doggy door and has urinated on the rug. Do you know why he’s behaving so strangely?

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Asked on December 15, 2016 2:22 am


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It is possible the ear infection has upset his equilibrium and caused the change in behavior. Also the use of steroids in ear infections is common which may affect behavior. Finally, he may be emotionally upset due to the infection and treatment resulting in the change of behavior.

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Posted by Dr. Gaylord Brown
Answered on December 15, 2016 4:36 pm