What's Wrong With My Dog?
My Cocker Spaniel Seems Sad - What's Wrong With Him?
I have a 10 year old cocker spaniel and in the last few days he has become very sad and has started to yelp as if he is in pain or some discomfort.
We know there is a problem but can't understand what it is. We never usually hear him make a noise, for example, bark etc, as he's such a quiet dog, so for him to yelp, something must be causing a problem.
The other night I woke up to see him walking funny as if he had a funny turn during the night.
I immediately took him to the vets and they gave him an anti-inflammatory injection for any discomfort. They checked him over and said they couldn't really see any problems but it have been muscular pains etc so they gave him an injection to ease that and asked us to monitor him over next couple of days.
His walking is back to normal now and much better, but he seems so sad and down.
I know something is wrong but saying that he's the type of dog if you act worried in front of him he would be worried and if you go to him happy he seems a lot better.
Unfortunately we have not de-fleaed or wormed him on time. We are one month behind and only just done this so don't know whether any of that is bugging him.
He is eating and drinking fine. But it's just the sadness I don't like and not really the norm for our dog.
Can anyone help please?