Hello, I have a 1 ½ year old healthy/up to date on vaccinations Dachshund
, Otis, who is normally very energetic and playful. Starting this morning he is definitely acting strange, it is clear something is wrong but I can’t figure out what.
Symptoms: Did not eat breakfast, but a few bites 3 hrs after it was down. Shaking as though he has the shivers. Sad, sleeping, and right on myself or my husband all day. Like literally, has to be right next to/sitting on/or picked up.
He drank water and made a bowel movement this morning normally, but walked past his food bowl when he came in. I had to go outside with him though, or else he would run right back to the door and scratch to come inside; which is totally opposite behavior
. Instead of running in the yard and chasing the squirrels from the feeder, he took 2 steps off the porch and went to the bathroom and jumped on my leg to be picked up which he normally only does if he can’t look out the window in the living room.
He shivers have not stopped even when in a blanket, and when he walks right at our heels his tail is between is legs
as though he did something wrong and his ears
are back. I rubbed/felt every inch of him, and he doesn’t bite at me as if something were hurting. I even applied pressure to his stomach
/chest and nothing. He did not get into anything toxic
and he isn’t throwing up or diarrhea.
Otis never gets table food, but to see how bad he was really feeling my husband got 3 Cheerio’s and called his name from the opposite side of the sofa. He unenergetically got off my lap, and walked over to him with his tail still between his legs and his ears back to get the treat. He ate them, walked back over to me sat on my lap and kept shivering.Eyes
are sad looking, pupils are dilated, and nose
He has not played or barked all day which is extremely odd. If you throw is favorite Kong he will jump down, get it, bring it RIGHT back and jump on your lap to sleep/shiver.