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Really Need Advice/ Help

Discussion in 'Training & Behavior' started by abrow134, May 16, 2016.

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  1. abrow134

    abrow134 Puppy

    Hi there,
    I could really use some advice because I have no idea as to what's going on with my Pitt and I'm worried he might be very sick. On Friday night, he was asleep in between my boyfriend and I. We thought he was dreaming, because I was gently petting his back and he began to growl. At first it was a low growl, then he lifted his head and began to bare his teeth at my boyfriend. My boyfriend has had Davis since he was a puppy, and Davis has never reacted this way, especially not to him. My boyfriend was able to calm him down and he suddenly seemed to "snap out of it" and was back to his usual happy self. The next day, Davis got very sick. He threw up enormous amounts of his solid dog food, and had diarrhea in his kennel. When we went to comfort him and make sure he was ok, he began to growl again. We figured it was because he was not feeling well. Lastly, this morning (Sunday), as we were heading to leave for work, I sat down to pet him as I always do. At first he was happy and playful as always, then he began to do a low growl. It progressively got louder to the point where he was a completely different dog. His eyes were bloodshot and had a hallow look in them, and he didn't seem to recognize me. If I were new to Davis, I would think perhaps he wasn't used to me. However I've known him for over 1.5 years now, and he's like my child. He always sits in my lap and is very protective over me, and has never growled in this way. Please, please help. Any advice or suggestions is beneficial.
     
  2. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Staff Member Super Moderator

    I moved your thread to the Training and Behavior forum.

    Please take your dog to the vet to be sure there are no underlying health issues. If there are not, get a behaviorist to evaluate this dog. It's not normal behavior.
     
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  3. smalldog

    smalldog Little Dog

    How old is he? Take him to the vet asap as he could be in a lot of pain.
     
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  4. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    I think it sounds like pain too.
     
  5. abrow134

    abrow134 Puppy

    He's 6 years old, about to be 7. He's in great physical shape and has the most playful personality until this happened. We are taking him to the vet ASAP
     
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  6. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    Let us know how he is doing.
     
  7. smalldog

    smalldog Little Dog

    Its underlying issues you need to look at something you can't physically see. Please let us know how it goes.
     
  8. steve07

    steve07 Good Dog

    Yea it defiantly sounds like a pain issue. Please keep us updated
     
  9. _unoriginal

    _unoriginal Cow Dog Staff Member Super Moderator

    Please keep us posted on what the vet says.

    Until you can get him in, I would minimize the interactions with him for the time being. Put him on kennel rest, in case he has an undiagnosed injury.
     
  10. Kit

    Kit Good Dog

    I would guess either pain or seizures of some sort. A friend of mine had an Aussie that has been having seizures on and off for about a year now.
    He'll have either full Grand Mal seizures or Focal seizures. She'd done a TON of research and there are quite a range of them.
    Definitely something to go over with your vet.
     
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  11. Lillie May

    Lillie May Good Dog

    I agree with Kit, my first thought was seizures. Especially with the out of it stare and then snapping out of it OP described. I hope the dog was taken too the vet. Any update is appreciated.
     
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  12. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Staff Member Super Moderator

    Any update?
     
  13. smalldog

    smalldog Little Dog

    I was wondering myself if they had took there dog to the vet. I hope they update us soon.
     

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