Q: Our puggle has panic attacks that come on out of the blue and end just as suddenly. He shakes and tries to get up as high as he can, such as on the back head rest of the couch. He’ll also cower in a corner behind the toilet. During the attack he pants and trembles. The attacks can last anywhere [from] a few minutes to more than an hour. We have given him Tums and when we can get him to take the pills, within a few minutes he’s OK. When these attacks are over, he’s normal but sometimes a little tired. I know I should probably just take him to the vet but he’s so shy I don’t want to put him through the trauma until I know something more about what is going on. Any and all information you can provide would be appreciated greatly.