I have a 12 year old staffie, he is an old boy that loves nothing more than to cuddle up on the bed. I am having some serious issues with him at the moment. I should start by saying he is not scared of thunder or fireworks or lorries, but he is absolutely terrified of hick-ups, shoes that squeak on the floor and my step-sons! He shivers, trembles and skulks about and won't settle, it's like it's the end of the world. He won't even eat when my step-sons are around. I have to keep them completely separate, which is very difficult as the house we live in is not that big. My step-sons are 12 and 9 (twins) and although they are very loud, we have never left them alone with Oscar, so we are not sure why he is reacting like this all of a sudden. I'm putting it down to his old age, but we could really do with some help and advice. I'm so worried he is going to have a heart attack, that's how distressed he gets! Help please!