My 3 year old Chihuahua has been more agitated and ocd in the past 7 months or so. We think we may know changes that could have affected her but none were negative. Until then she was timid but not so agitated (bold when she needs to be but very cautious and afraid to climb small stairs, furniture, etc). Her newest behavior is to lick and 'inspecting' blankets, sheets, our clothes, her own blankets, everything. She sleeps in between us and will do this for hours until one of us finally puts her near our arm and rests her head on either our arm or [head]. Then she can rest. It never stops.
We left my husband behind for a year and a half while we came from another country. The first days we arrived here, she was depressed, wouldn't sleep in the bed but waited by the door and had no life during the day. The third day we found her sleeping on a jacket our son had taken from my husband to use in his closet. After that she was better; with the jacket. He skyped daily (all day) and would talk to her constantly but she would look and listen the becoming extremely upset. Everything was finally in order with our old home and his job, etc, so he joined us back here July 4 of last year. I can't even say how much she became excited when he got in from the airport. She knew him right away. Since then she has been really alive, happy and seemingly very satisfied with both of us giving her the attention she was used to. But then a short time after he got here, this behavior started.
We are worried only because she doesn't get enough rest. She also works with us sometimes at night (trying for less to see if it makes a difference for her sleep). The nights she is with us, she sleeps better and the bahavior is only a few moments then right down but we are afraid she is losing more sleep time that way.
Haven't found anything that could account for this kind of behavior change and the dots don't seem to be connecting here so am baffled how we can help her. Any thoughts can be appreciated.