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He keeps hiding under my bed and just now he has put himself

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He keeps hiding under my bed and just now he has put himself in the corner of my room. I don't know what's wrong
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Strange behavior is often perplexing. I'm sure the Veterinarian can help you. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: He's about 7 and his name is ***** ***** did just have teeth pulled out 2 days ago so I'm thinking it might be related to that
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about scruff?
Customer: He does have anxiety as well
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Jess K replied 1 year ago.

Hello, this is Dr. Jess. I am sorry to hear about your dog!!!

Is he on any pain medications after having his teeth pulled?

You say he has anxiety, does he take anything for this?

Is he eating and drinking and using the bathroom ok?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
he is. We gave it to him about 5hours ago.
No he's not on anything for his anxiety.
And yes eating, drinking and bathroom are all fine.
This has only really happened in the last 15mins
Expert:  Jess K replied 1 year ago.

Ok. And is he having any heavy breathing or excessive drooling?

Does he seem mentally alert?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No nothing.
He's just lying there as he would to go to sleep but instead of on his bed its in the corner
Expert:  Jess K replied 1 year ago.

If he has a history of anxiety then it is quite possible that the experience of having his teeth pulled has put him into an anxious spell. I would consider picking up some products that can sometimes help with this, which would include an Adaptil pheremone product such as this:

It also comes in a spray you can spray on their bed, or as a plug-in diffuser, like an air freshener. It releases pheremones that a mother dog makes when nursing her puppies, which many dogs find calming.

I would also consider a calming supplement such as this one:

which works quite well in some dogs.

You can often find these at the larger pet stores, and many vet offices carry them as well, so you can call your vet and see if they have these products too.

Keep a close eye on appetite/water intake, watch for vomiting, diarrhea, excessive drooling and let your vet know if any of these occur.

Hopefully after a few days, he will realize he isn't going to get his teeth cleaned again soon and will be able to relax!!!