(Closed) my dog went nuts and I don’t know why…

posted 7 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

You said the dog was inside the whole time you were gone? Maybe another animal came up to the house while you guys were gone and kind of scared him? Maybe he heard a gunshot? Poor thing.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Could he have gotten shocked or something?  Also, if he isn’t getting up much, I’d take him to the vet to get checked out 🙁

Post # 5
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Sugar bee

My mom’s dog recently did something like that.  Something (I forget what) fell off the top of the fridge while they were gone and they’re not sure if it hit her or just scared her (no injuries) – the dog wouldn’t walk in the kitchen for days and then took even longer to work up the courage to walk past the fridge.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I had that happen with my old dog once except that he was in the backyard.  I got home and he kept nervously looking at the roof and there was a single goose feather that he didn’t want to go near.  I can only imagine what went down back there.  He got over it eventually.  😉  I’d guess it was something to that effect.

Post # 7
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Helper bee

I want to agree with the others about the possibility of something happening in the house, whether he was startled by a sound, an animal outside, etc. But the fact that he is being really clingy and not willing to get up/move around tells me you should have him checked out. Not all injuries are visible. Has he been limping, or favoring any of his paws/legs at all? Better safe than sorry.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Huh.  That is strange.  A vet visit to rule out anything physical sounds like an excellent idea.  I hope you figure out what’s going on soon.  That’s really not fun!  🙁

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

oh no, poor thing! something definitely could have startled him, but I would agree, I would think it would be better (so to speak) by this point. especially if he nipped you – how scary if the baby was within his reach and was the accidental target. I would definitely bring him to the vet..especially since there’s really no other way to find out what happened while you were at dinner. did you ask your in-laws if anything looked broken or missplaced, to give you a hint as to what might have happened? any neighbors that might be able to vouch for hearing a gunshot or something?

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@mrstilly: Could it just be an anxiety thing? Maybe he’s feeling neglected because of the new baby?

Do you live near other animals? My neighbours dog got in my yard awhile ago and my dog wouldn’t go outside for weeks. I also had a cat that wouldn’t go outside because he saw a snake in the yard. I would take him to the vet just to he sure.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

After you get him checked out at the vet, I would definitely take him to an animal behaviorist.  Nipping isn’t normal, no matter how small it was or how scared he seemed.  Sounds like your trip got him out of sorts and he probably feels all turned around.  Seems like some sort of anxiety (separation anxiety maybe?) and it’s definitely something you want to get sorted out before any potential aggression is aimed at your baby.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

@mrstilly: Did you find out what was wrong? I briefly looked for an update but didn’t seem to find one.

 

Sure hope he’s doing better now.

Post # 14
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Buzzing Beekeeper

You really need to get him checked out before he takes a nip at the baby instead of you!

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