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My Golden Retriever is acting strange. Help please.

He has always been a little slow, but just last night I was watching him and he was sleeping then woke up and just stood there for like three minutes with his head down. Even right now he is laying down but he is whining like something is bothering him. IDK what to do, HELP PLEASE

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Asked by Happiertrout at 12:07 AM on Sep. 18, 2013 in Pets

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  • Call your vet.

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 12:11 AM on Sep. 18, 2013

  • How old is the dog?
    When was the last time he was groomed, nails trimmed ears cleaned?
    When was he last to his vet.?

    I would run him to the vet myself.

    Answer by Dardenella at 1:15 AM on Sep. 18, 2013

  • Joint problems? Painful ears or teeth? Matted fur? Hip trouble? We don't know how old the dog is or what his health history might be; hopefully your vet does.

    Answer by Ballad at 1:37 AM on Sep. 18, 2013

  • -He had two different kinds of lymes disease last year and the vet gave us antibiotics and that helped him alot. He is anywere from 7-10 years old. I just gave him some asprin in case he was in pain but idk he is sleeping now but he was like cowering his head down and looking straight down, when I called him to try and get his attention it was like he can lift his head to look up at me..I wish i knew what was wrong with him poor dog.

    Comment by Happiertrout (original poster) at 1:47 AM on Sep. 18, 2013

  • Definitely back to the vet. His battle with limes disease may havehad side effects. He needs your help.

    Answer by Dardenella at 3:08 AM on Sep. 18, 2013

  • Be sure NOT give him high dosages of aspirin since it can cause kidney failure.  The Lyme disease is already affecting his kidneys so it may make him more sensitive to aspirin. Contact the vet ASAP to get him back on proper antibiotics.



    Answer by Anonymous at 5:08 AM on Sep. 18, 2013

  • He needs to go to the vet. He could have hurt his neck, back or his joints in general are bothering him.

    Answer by KyliesMom5 at 6:39 AM on Sep. 18, 2013

  • He could be having neurological issues. Document the behavior your seeing and talk to your vet.

    Answer by LadybugTash at 7:47 PM on Sep. 19, 2013

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