Has anyone experienced their senior getting really skittish and anxious as they aged? Deska is scared and anxious, cowering and hiding a lot. - He seems to be scared of anything that might be dropped. If I carry a plate or a pot, if I move something, even if a drop a piece of paper. Now I know when he was living with my mum my stepfather dropped his food bowl on him, but Deska's reactions are really extreme (oh and he is afraid of his food bowl). - He cowers at the front door. He's been slow getting in and out doors for a while, but now he's scared to go out and even more scared to enter. The scared coming in the door only got bad this last week. - He won't sleep in the bedroom anymore. - If I grumble or swear or yelp in pain he runs away and hides. - He's also wandering off on me all the time, usually heading for a rubbish bin or food, and goes into a kind of 'zone'. Obviously both dogs have been through a lot in the last year with me being sick and them living with my mum, but Deska's anxiety is getting worse since being back with me, not better. I think he's sight is fine but not sure about his hearing. I've tried that canine pheromone thing but it's not helping (thunder shirt never worked). I'm not keen on adding more drugs (natural or otherwise) to the cocktail he's already on.