Help needed urgently please

Discussion in 'Hunting Dogs' started by Elrond, Sep 25, 2017.

  1. Elrond

    Elrond Active Member

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    I wonder if anyone can help shed some light on some really odd behavoiur my dog is displaying.
    He is 7 year old Border Collie.
    He has hip problems - stiffnss and soreness, but is quite active.

    Recently (last 2 months) he has started showing aggresion towards people (lunging and snapping) thankfully he hasnt bitten anyone. He now gets walked on the lead all the time unless we are somewhere with no people. We can manage this ok.

    About a month ago he started growling when I give him food and when I walk near him when he is eating. He is normally a pretty cruisy animal.

    Last night he got very anxious, started almost burrowing his way into me or the good lady. We couldnt hear anyything which might be upsetting him. (My wife says he did this last Sunday night too).
    He jumped up on the sofa, which he has never done previously. When I commanded he get off, he didnt listen and when I moved him he went for me. Didnt connect but it was full on and close. He settled down immediatly, but was still anxious.
    Seemed ok when I walked him this morning.
    bowel movement looked normal.
    The missues says he is really anxious "with a look of terror in his eyes"today and she cant move anywhere without him following really close.
    Any ideas?
     
  2. Bonecrusher

    Bonecrusher Well-Known Member

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    Vet mate get a diagnosis
     
  3. Bavarian_Hunter

    Bavarian_Hunter Animal Rights Activist

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    Hate to ask the obvious but have you taken him to the vet?

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  4. DPT

    DPT Well-Known Member

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    Take him to the vet, don't spend all day on google as it will drive you crazy with all the possibilities...
     
  5. gonetropo

    gonetropo Well-Known Member

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    border collies are the most intelligent dog ever. if they are showing aggression then get to the vet
     
  6. R93

    R93 Well-Known Member

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    RUHT?





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  9. Sarvo

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    Your Collie is in a lot of pain
    This is why its acting this way = possibly pinching nerves
     
  10. Elrond

    Elrond Active Member

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    Vet reckons he could be having seizures . Took some blood and gave us some amatriptoline (sp) and anti seizure meds.

    Still not sure though.
     
  11. berg243

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    he hasn't had a knock to his head.only time I have seen something like this is with a spaniel I was given after it started getting jealous of a new baby in someones family .ended up had to put it down as it started snapping at the kids if they where waving their hands around within a couple of metres of it.good luck with it.
     
  12. mikee

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    Only 2000, really?? All I can say is WAIT

    To the original poster. As has been suggested a trip to the vet would be the place to start. Sooner rather than later.
     
  13. R93

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    He is only 6 months old. [emoji16]

    He is also already bigger than my last GSP who was big for the breed.

    Axl is a horse. He is almost the size of Oskar was now KJ.

    He will be 6 months on the 29th. He weighed 22kgs when he got his last shots in July.

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  14. kiwijames

    kiwijames Lovin Facebook for hunters

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    Not even close to the horse. I think Oskar went 38kg.
    Bring Axl up.
     
  15. R93

    R93 Well-Known Member

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    Height wise he is. He was 22kgs at 4 months. I told the breeder and he was worried we were feeding him wrong.
    We were not, he is just a big mutton.

    Khan was up too 42kgs for a while. Found out Sax was feeding him pies from the Haast garage everyday[emoji16] He was 35kgs when fit and hunting all the time.

    Axl is going to be almost too big I reckon.
    Khan suffered with joints later in his life due to his size.
    I don't want this pup to go thru the same thing.

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  16. veitnamcam

    veitnamcam Almost literate.

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    Pfffft toy dogs! Zac was over 50kg by the time he was a teenager.

    I agree with the above posts see a vet asap sounds like he is in pain.
     
  17. Cordite

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    Hi [MENTION=4445]Elrond[/MENTION],

    The amitriptyline is to lessen nerve pains (as if there exist non-nerve pains!). The anti seizure meds will help against seizures but also to reduce nerve pains. If you noticed he is having pain in his legs, his pain is probably the answer. Hope it gets under control.
     
  18. Elrond

    Elrond Active Member

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    Thanks all.
    Hopefully the bloods will show up the cause.

    Bit of a worry
     
  19. R93

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    Hope it gets sorted and dog back to normal mate.

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