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Does it seem like he does not want to lift his head? Is the only symptom he is holding his head down?
Okay can you do a test for me? Put his head in your hands. Make him look all the way up, down, left, and right. See if he resists.
Thank you. I had a feeling he would. That indicates neck (cervical) pain.
It is pretty common in dogs because they walk with a collar and leash around the neck and they also play kind of rough sometimes.
He should see the vet in the morning for muscle relaxers and anti-inflammatories.
Elevate his food and water dish so he does not have to reach down.
You could hold an ice pack over his cervical neck area. Hold it over the back or top of his neck for 20 minutes an hour until bedtime. That should help a bit with pain and inflammation.
If you need to walk him use a harness so there is no pressure on his neck with the leash and collar.
The neck pain normally resolves in a few days to a week.
It is very common. All of my own dogs have had it at some point.
I hope he feels better. Let me know if you have any other question or concerns I can assist you with.