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All of a sudden, my dog will not leave my side. He is under

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All of a sudden, my dog will not leave my side. He is under my feet constantly. He will finagle his way under my desk and then squeeze his head in between the desk and the keyboard holder to put his head on my desk or my legs. He literally will not leave my side, and he's not normally like this. Could he be sick or sense that I'm sick (I'm not as far as I know)???
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 7 years ago.

Just a couple of questions to get some more information to try to help:

1) Any change in appetite or change in water intake?

2) Any vomiting or diarrhea?

3) Any change in activity level?

4) Any other signs of illness?

5) Any change to the home environment? Construction? Other noises?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
No to all five questions....
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 7 years ago.
Hi there,

Well - with really no other clinical signs, this may be difficult. Sure, there are those rare cases and stories of dogs sensing illness in their owners...

The other topic to entertain is the topic of separation anxiety. I have attached a link with some helpful information:


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