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If Willie is suffering from something that has frieghtened him causing this anxiety, then your vet will have to prescribe serious medication such as Fluoxetine to help Willie past this. You have tried all of the normal anti anxiety medications over teh counter and since nothing works, medication is the next step.
I would also worry that Willie may be suffering from an unstable disc in his back or an aggravated arthritis that is causing him to be restless and uncomfortable. Since this is deep within the vertebrae, he will not show pain when you touch or palpate these areas. This can happen when Willie jumps up or down on something or just moves the wrong way. The best thing you can do for now as long as Willie is eating, is to give him aspirin at 5 mg per pound every 12 hrs. This will decrease the inflammation that is causing his pain and start to stabilize this disc. Do not allow him to jump on or off anything or even climb stairs to allow this disc to stabilize. It is best to have your vet examine Willie again to be sure that this is the case and that this treatment is appropriate.Does that make sense to you?
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