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My name is***** and I am sorry to hear that Chato is acting so strangely. Panting and pacing can often indicate pain, so I would wonder if he is painful in some way. Intestinal pain is most common, but it sounds like his bowels are normal. Is he having any vomiting, dry heaving or drooling? Does his belly feel hard or does he wince when you press on it? Does he eat stuff that he isn't supposed to (like foreign objects, such as socks, rocks, plastic, etc)? Did he eat dinner this evening? Any chance of injury?
Please let me know the answers to these questions so that we can determine what is going on with Chato.
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HI there, I read about your dog and I would like to help you and him. If you can answer the questions above, that would be helpful. However, it also may be that he is painful. The fact that he will not drink out of his bowl makes me think that he may have neck or back pain. You can test this by trying to make him move his head back and forth and up and down by waving a treat in front of him. Move it up and down and side to side. A dog that has neck pain will follow it with their eyes but be reluctant to move their head. When a dog has neck or back pain, he will be reluctant to lay down or get up once he is down. It may be why he had difficulty getting out from under the porch. If he does seem painful, I recommend an evaluation by your veterinarian as there are several things that can cause neck and spinal pain as well as the fact that your vet can prescribe medications to help keep him comfortable. I usually use a combination of gabepentin, trammel and sometimes a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory.
While you are waiting for your appointment, I recommend elevating his food and water so that he doesn't have to bend over to eat and drink. This will make it easier for him until the pain can be treated.
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