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Sudden change in behaviour
Got a problem with Teddy,
He spent most of the day scratching, licking himself and throwing up.
I got home and found he's bleeding near his tail from biting himself (it's a small wound).
He's stopped scratching and seems to only want to sleep... He's usually really hyper and goes crazy when we come home from work.
In the morning, he seemed depressed but I assumed that he was just sleepy and cold. He didn't want to walk so I brought him back home and gave him his breakfast like usual. He refused to eat it and went back to sleep.
He barely ate or drank water all day.
(He refused to eat yesterday too and had a few bathroom accidents in the kitchen - near his food (very unusual for him))
I got home from work and he couldnt be bothered to get up to greet anyone. He's usually really hyper and always comes running and jumping when anyone comes to the door.
He wont do anything but sleep.
Even if you put his favourite treats near his mouth, he tries to take it but it falls off his mouth and he just lies down and goes back to sleep.
When he wakes up, he spends a couple of minutes licking his nose... I don't see any injury on it but it seems a lot dryer than it usually is. Then goes back to sleep...
He doesn't get up even if I call him or if I use treats to get him to get up.
I know something isn't ok.
Been trying the vet's emergency number (it's after hours) and after over an hour of trying to get hold of him, he asked me to check if his ear is hot. It's not hot and the vet decided (in those 20 seconds) that he doesn't want to come over to check on him. There's no vet clinic open at the moment...
The vet says to just cover him with blankets and bring him in during regular work hours.
Anyone know what it could be or what I can do to help my little baby until the vet clinics open tomorrow?
Would you worry if this happened to your dogs or am I overreacting?
Should I change his vet?