I have a 4 year old male poodle
x (cavoodle), Archie, who this afternoon just became listless. On our usual walk he kept looking up at me and slowing down. Finally, I picked him up and although I did not do anything different when I picked him up, he "yelped" several times. I could not find anything wrong when I sat down and tried feeling him all over. He didn't yelp further at my touching. He has, in the past, been subject to being "woosy" when picked up, for what appears to be unknown reasons and then, nothing for many months. I carried him most of the way home, setting him down a few times to see if anything was different. He walked for awhile, and then looked up at me, until I picked him up again. I could not find anything like a "tick", but then he is so fluffy, I certainly could have missed it. When we got home he would not drink water as usual, but when I cupped the water in my hand, he took it. The same with his food. This is VERY unusual. He has gone straight to his bed and appears OK, and the food and water have stayed down. He has a birth
-brother, Winston, who has shown no signs of whatever is wrong with Archie and they spend every moment together. Although twins, Archie weighs 4 kgs, while Winston weighs 6 kgs. I wondered if Archie maybe ate something in the garden, which Winston left alone.
They are both asleep now. Just like people, do dogs go off colour sometimes? Both these dogs are extremely healthy and have never had a problem before now.