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post #1 of 131 (permalink) Old 06-03-2015, 02:53 PM Thread Starter
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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?
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Get him to a vet, any vet, ASAP. There must be emergency vet clinics close by.







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Everything is closed.
Teddy's vet is unreachable and the vet on emergency duty from his clinic refused to come and hung up on me...

its almost midnight and I don't have any other vet contacts in my area.

The little guy is just sleeping. I've kept him close by and warm. I don't know what else to do.
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Has he been peeing? I would at least try to keep him hydrated until morning. I would call that vet back and try to convince him to see him also.



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is he drinking and peeing?

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yes get him in asap.

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Can you call a different vets phone number and see what emergency number they use for their patients? Also did you google search for 24 hour emergency vets in your area?



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he peed a lot (in one go) yesterday but just a little today.

He keeps waking up to lick his nose. Could it have anything to do with his nose?
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Goodness, the symptoms you described sound serious to me. Do you know how to check your dog's vital signs? His gums should be pink and slick. His temperature, taken with a digital thermometer should be somewhere between 101 and 102. You mentioned that he was cold? If Teddy is shivering and is licking a dry nose, I would suspect a fever.

Do you suspect that he has eaten something he shouldn't have? You mentioned vomiting. If he has vomited and isn't eating/ drinking, I would be worried about dehydration, among other things. See if you can get him to drink something. He can go a little while without eating, but can go downhill fast if he becomes dehydrated.

I agree with everyone else, I think he needs to see a vet asap. Please let everyone know what you find out when you get him to a vet.
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You are not overreacting. My dog didn't eat one meal and I brought him to the vet immediately. This could be very serious. You don't have a 24 hour ER you can go to?
I do hope he is ok. If this is serious, I feel every minute is critical.

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