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Golden Retriever

My Golden has not been eating as much the past few days. This morning he woke me up by howling about 4 A.M. Anyone know what might be wrong with him. There haven't really been any changes.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 7:05 AM on Jan. 27, 2011 in Pets

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  • Call the vet. He may have been howling if he's constipated. That can cause someone to not eat a lot too. He may have an obstruction in the bowel.
    SweetLoveofMine

    Answer by SweetLoveofMine at 7:17 AM on Jan. 27, 2011

  • If he's howling he is probably sore.

    Take him to the vet and see if they can figure out what is wrong.
    Acid

    Answer by Acid at 9:44 AM on Jan. 27, 2011

  • Awww....Poor baby, I hope he's ok. Keep us posted.
    TARARENEE

    Answer by TARARENEE at 10:46 AM on Jan. 27, 2011

  • hes not feeling good, poor doggy!
    gardenchic

    Answer by gardenchic at 11:34 AM on Jan. 27, 2011

  • Maybe he is sick! I would take him to the vet...
    Tarrar

    Answer by Tarrar at 8:05 PM on Jan. 27, 2011

  • did you feel his stomach and abdomin? if he flinches when u do u knw he has something wrong the vet needs to see. give him a dose of mineral oil if he is just constipated. also, he could have swollowed something and needs a vet to remove it.
    Dianakk

    Answer by Dianakk at 10:57 PM on Jan. 27, 2011

  • Totally take him to the vet. Goldens and labs are on my list that not eating for any length of time is a big-time RED FLAG that something is very wrong. Hopefully fixable, but very wrong!
    JZ10FPM

    Answer by JZ10FPM at 7:27 AM on Jan. 28, 2011

  • NEVER give mineral oil without consulting with your vet. 1-if they aspirated it while you try to give it to them, the body cannot get rid of oil in the lungs-->death 2-if they do have a blockage, you've just made surgery a royal pain for your vet. Oil is near-impossible to get out of a body cavity, too. Should any spill during surgery.

    Seriously, dogs that won't eat are making a big statement on how they feel. Howling is bad if he isn't a howler. That is a lot of pain.
    JZ10FPM

    Answer by JZ10FPM at 7:31 AM on Jan. 28, 2011

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