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Is he avoiding stairs or avoiding jumping on things?
Back pain (slipped or bulging discs) is very common in older beagles. I would treat it as that until proven otherwise. How much does he weigh?
And do you have access to tramadol, gabapentin, or aspirin?
Okay, great. They often pant and pace when they have back pain and they don't want to lay down. They can sometimes get soft stool from the stress. You can give 325mg of aspirin every 8 hours for pain management and keep him calm and quiet... limit walking and stairs and restrict his activity strictly for at least a week. See your vet for better pain management if it continues. Good luck!
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