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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-08-2011, 12:47 PM Thread Starter
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I Can't Figure Out What's Wrong

Wolfie loves to got to the bank with me. He hopped into the car, all excited to go. It's only a 5 minute drive. Halfway there, he made a complaining noise, and then started crying really loud. I stopped the car, and couldn't find anything wrong with him. He had himself plastered to the back of the seat and was shaking. He calmed down after a minute and I continued on to the bank, did my banking, and drove home. On the way home, he was crying and he farted. As soon as we got home, I took him out to his spot, figuring he had to poop and didn't want to poop in the car. He peed, but no poop. I brought him in and tried to remove his prong collar. He showed me his teeth when I tried to take the collar off. I took it off, and he came upstairs, whined a bit, and now he's laying down. I checked him over for any wounds, thinking that maybe he got his collar stuck somehow in the back seat, but I didn't find anything. I just can't figure what happened to him.

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Take him to the vet if possible.
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I'm keeping an eye on him. He's fine and playing now.

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post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-08-2011, 01:03 PM
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Maybe he was feeling a little carsick?
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Maybe his collar was just pinching his undercoat? Once in awhile Madix's pinch will get wrapped a little bit in his undercoat and I can tell it's uncomfortable. Perhaps his hair was just being pulled, the collar was uncomfortable and once it was off, it was over?
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He does get carsick on long rides. It was strange. I think it was the collar, and hubby thinks he needed to go pee and didn't know what to do.

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Hope that's all it was. Good luck to Wolfie, he's had a rough couple of days.

I don't understand why he would have a prong collar in the car. Is it to keep him under control between the house and the car? I'm not a believer in prong collars but that's just my opinion.
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Hope that's all it was. Good luck to Wolfie, he's had a rough couple of days.

I don't understand why he would have a prong collar in the car. Is it to keep him under control between the house and the car? I'm not a believer in prong collars but that's just my opinion.
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I hope it was just the prong. Have you checked his skin where the prong lies? I know with all the hair it can get a little hard, but with a fine tooth comb you might be able to separate enough to see for any damage. Sometimes Shenzi grumbles when I take the prong off, so I stop, and quickly go to another link. (Its not that shes 'telling me to leave it on' or 'telling me not to touch her' or such nonsense and I do not back off when shes talking. Because she is a very talkative dog and I liken it to her saying 'be gentle' just like I tell her )
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Hope that's all it was. Good luck to Wolfie, he's had a rough couple of days.

I don't understand why he would have a prong collar in the car. Is it to keep him under control between the house and the car? I'm not a believer in prong collars but that's just my opinion.
The prong is more for my peace of mind than anything else. I am a very small person. Wolfie weighs almost what I do, and he's infinitely stronger than I am. He hasn't pulled me on a walk since I put the prong collar on him at 5 months old, and honestly, I have never tried walking him without it since. He doesn't pull or try to pull me, but it's there just in case. He seems fine now.

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