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Old 07-25-2014, 08:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My German Shepard is 5 years old, I've had him for 4 years. Over the past few months I've noticed that he is backing himself into corners or trying to hide in the tiniest of places. He is by no means tiny! I am at a loss for what's going on. I've already changed his diet. Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 07-25-2014, 09:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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As in he is acting scared or nervous about something? Has he shown this type of behavior before? Anyway he could have a injury that hasn't been noticed yet?
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vet visit right away. rule out anything physical, then possibly consult a behaviorist. how long has this been going on. when did you first notice it? did you notice the cornering-up or the trying to get into tiny places behavior first? i'd find this really concerning if he were my dog.
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You should have checked for a neurological problem or a tumor.

I assume it is not related to anything in the weather, fireworks, etc?
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You should have checked for a neurological problem or a tumor.

I assume it is not related to anything in the weather, fireworks, etc?

This.

Could be rabies or encephalitis or tumor or something really throwing him off -- check your carbon monoxide tester recently? Dogs sometimes sense things quicker than we do, weird sounds. Electrical storms, etc.

I hope you all can figure it out.
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It happens every once in a while and for a couple days the littlest thing will throw him off. Then he's back to normal; playing , running, nuzzling up to me. I noticed the cornering first. Storms and fireworks have never really scared him. If he heard noises he would bark and then settle right back down. We've been to the vet and they suggested a change in his diet (which I did) and to keep an eye on. He has another appointment coming up. It does worry me because it is completely out of character for him. His ears go down and he has the most worrisome look in his eyes that I feel so back I just get on the floor and hug him. I will keep you all posted and thanks for the suggestions.

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