• My dog, age 13 months, isn’t acting like himself. He is very subdued, not eating all of his food and falling asleep standing up. He doesn’t even want his ball and he is normally obsessed.

    Hi Peggy,

    If this behavior has continued I recommend that you take him into see a veterinarian as soon as possible if you have not already done so. A change in behavior like this can be a sign of an underlying physical or medical issue. Because these symptoms are not specific there can be many different underlying causes. Your vet can talk to you more about the cause of his symptoms after they have examined him. They may recommend some lab tests to help diagnose or rule out certain causes. The treatment that he needs will depend on the underlying cause and severity of his symptoms.

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