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Australian Shepherd/American Blue Heeler was neutered about a week ago. He is a rescue dog about 1 year old. We took off the Elizabethean collar today. Now he is just pacing back and forth from kitchen to living room and back. What is causing this. We think he might have been abused before we found him.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with the dog?

Just the pacing. He is normally high strung and I know this type of dog needs a lot of exercise. He has not exhibited this behavior before.

Veterinarian's Assistant: Where does the dog seem to hurt?

He doesn't seem to be in pain. Isn't even trying to lick his scrotum too much.

Veterinarian's Assistant: OK. No obvious pain. What is the dog's name?

Ranger. I've only had him about 2 months.

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Ranger?

He's not comfortable with strangers, especially men and young children. But I have not seen him exhibit agressive behavior.

Submitted: 2 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Hi there. I'm Dr. Hinson and I'd like to help you with your question.

Did Ranger exhibit the pacing while wearing the Ecollar or only after? Was it right after or hours later?

Is he still eating and drinking?

Does the incision look OK?

Any other changes in the environment? Other pet? New people?

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