Dog behaving oddly?

asked 2021-01-26 16:51:34 -0600

Hi everyone,

I hope you are well and your pets. I am posting here because I do not know what else to do. My dog is 11 and since Friday he has been behaving oddly. He has always been full of energy, greeting me at the door, tail wagging, hanging with his furry dog brother, snatching each others treats, barking when he is excited. However on Friday, he did not eat or drink water. He was just laying down, seemed to walk with a slight limp on his left leg when he did walk. When I grab his legs he did not cry. However he also did not want to be touched. The whole day, he was just laying down. We took him to an emergency vet and his blood work was fine. His cholesterol according to the doctor was a little high. They even did an abdomen scan, but no luck. They could not tell us what is wrong. He was sent home with some pain meds. They just gave him an IV for hydration at the vet. Now 3 days later and he is still acting the same way. I am so worried for him. I don't know what else to do. He is not himself and seems like he is not feeling well. Any recommendations. I am thinking of going to another vet to see if they can find out. I am located in New York, Brooklyn. If anyone has any recommendations for a good vet or any information at all, it would be greatly appreciated.

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answered 2021-01-27 18:41:48 -0600

It's too bad your pup isn't feeling better. If I was in your shoes, I'd call the vet who saw him to tell them what you've observed and ask their opinion. The customer support person will likely have to check with a doctor or vet tech and call you back. Perhaps they can give you more insight. Especially since they prescribed RX, I'd expect them to say this is for pain that may be due to _. This is not to book another chargeable appt. I'd consider that follow up care.

If you're not satisfied after that conversation, you could try the regular (if you have) or another vet for 2nd opinion. The most critical component of care is hydration, so if the dog is not drinking, he'll need to see a vet.

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answered 2021-01-27 06:43:11 -0600

Sorry, you are having issues with your pup. While there are many dog-savvy folks in this forum it is unlikely we can provide any information on what is wrong with your pup.

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