My dog is acting weird and possible injury?
Topic: My dog is acting weird and possible injury?
May 25, 2019 / By Trixie Question:
I think his left hip hurts. He sometimes shakes too. He is a 6yr old cocker spaniel. It also looks like he might be a little bloated.
Best Answers: My dog is acting weird and possible injury?
Sammi | 8 days ago
Have the dog examined by your vet. At 6 years old the dog may have arthritis which is painful. You can give Cosequin DS Plus or Glyco-Flex, glucosamine supplements. It takes approx. 6 weeks to see an improvement. The vet can prescribe Rimadyl and/or Tramadol for pain. Give milk thistle with Rimadyl to protect the liver.
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Originally Answered: Why is my cat acting weird when I use tea tree oil?
Elaine is correct in saying that tea tree oil is toxic to cats and should be kept well away from them. Its active ingredients are cyclic terpenes which have a similar structure and action to turpentine. It has even caused death in some cats. See the article below for further details.
Cats have a superior sense of smell to us and it's their primary means of identification so they will always investigate new scents. Many become aroused by the scent of chlorine or bleach because the ammonia in them smells very similar to cat urine. I don't know which component of tea tree oil might be arousing your cat, but safer highs for him would be valerian root or honeysuckle wood.
Go to the vet right away, cause it's hard to tell unless you can see the dog.
The hip pain could be anything, but there are a lot of different diseases and problems associated with being bloated. For example, a liver infection could be causing him to be bloated. It's best to just bring him to a vet. Maybe get some blood work done to determine what's causing the bloating.
Hope your little pal gets well soon.
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Do not give any medication or food and rush to the vet. Maybe your dog had a fall and needs surgery. Get him checked out ASAP, he seems to be in severe pain (shaking).
All the best!
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get off the computer and to the vet! YOu don't know if he's hurt! Of course he's hurt and that's swelling not "bloat"!
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Originally Answered: Why is my rabbit acting so.weird?
It's not necessary to buy toys. Just make some. My bunnies' favorite toy is a paper towel tube stuffed with hay. They also like to have variety to get their interest. Perhaps a large cardboard box with doorways cut out. Or a shoe-size box filled with shredded paper or hay for digging. Tubes and tunnels to crawl through are also entertaining. Sea grass mats make great chew toys too. Bunnies absolutely get bored if not stimulated. (Do they always have access to hay too?)
The cage protectiveness is another issue. Try putting the bowls nearer to the entrance and/or change them when he is out of his cage running around. Minimize your hands intrusion into his space. Do not force him out of his cage with your hand. Let him come out on his own.
Not sure what you're using for litter. I find loose litter like Carefresh to be too easy to "dig out." I prefer the pellet types of litter. I also top the litter with hay which seems to minimize the digging.