4 Year old dog acting very weird.
by Sabrina Wavada
(Yukon Oklahoma United States)
My 4 year old Jack russell hasn't been acting like his usual self for 2 days now. He's my baby and i'm really worried.
He yelps everytime we tried to hold him or when he tries to jump. He hasn't eaten much and this is how he acts now: Very tired, hides under the bed for long periods of time, barely eats and he keeps his tail tucked in between his legs. This has happened before but not the tail thing. But today just a few minutes ago he ran around my room. But right after that he started pacing back and forth in my hallway. My mother just said she feed him a small chicken wing bone 2 days ago right before he got sick.
Could it be digestion problems and his tummy is bothering him? If so, what can I give him to help him? Please help me ASAP! Oh, by the way,I don't have much money so if there is any home remedies I would love that. Please help my baby :( thanks.
I really wish that there was something I could do or suggest that would help your dog without you needing to see a vet, but I'm afraid there isn't.
The symptoms you describe definitely sound as though your dog isn't feeling well at all, and is probably in discomfort, maybe even pain.
As the ingestion of the chicken wing, and his 'strange' behavior seem to coincide, I would think it's possible that they're related. If it was a simply tummy upset though he should be improving by now. It sounds as though he isn't, so it maybe that the bone has caused some sort of internal problem, that needs veterinary attention.
Of course, it could be a coincidence, and his behavior could have nothing to do with eating the chicken bone, but there's no way to tell that without having him examined by a vet.
I know how expensive veterinary care is, but it's always easier (and therefore less expensive) to treat a problem earlier rather than later, so I'd recommend getting him to a vet asap.
I wish you the best of luck and hope your little guy is doing much better soon.
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