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Old 25-06-2019, 08:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 14 year old panting/pacing

My 14 year old boy Zac has been unsettled since 4am. He regularly wakes me up because he wants to go outside. He doesnt go to pee/poo he just wants to be outside.
He has always lived indoors, but as hes gotton older he wants to spend time outside. This is fine when its dry but when it is raining or cold, and he diesnt always lay on the blankets out there.
This morning he woke me at 4. He did have a wee. Then he was pacing and panting. I could here he was unsettled. I put a fan on for him, though jt isnt warm. It is raining so he cant lay outside. He had pooed in the night, then after having his wee he came in and pooed after a short time. He has been having poo accidents for several months. I sorted his breakfast out but he refused it. This is a first. He is panting and wandering, if i ask him to settle he can do so for less than 5 mins then is up again. It doesn't matter if i sit with bim or stroke him.
This happened last year and he was put on rimadyl. This helped. But it is happening again. I will be ringing the vets in 5 minutes. It is 8..55. Any guidance or questions i should ask vet?
Many thanks.
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Old 25-06-2019, 09:26 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Just speak to the vet and explain exactly what you have here. It sounds like he might be in pain or discomfort somewhere. My oldie pants a lot and has had pooh accidents but she can’t always get into a good pooh position due the arthritis.

I hope the vet has been able to help you. Let us know how you’ve got on. Sending healing thoughts.
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Old 25-06-2019, 11:07 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Yes speak to the vet and let us know what happens. Hope he is okay
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Old 25-06-2019, 11:13 AM   #4 (permalink)
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As Nicola says. A vet can determine whether or not something's wrong. But also consider his age. He is a very old fella and at that age sometimes the brain is not working as it did. My Amy is 14 and a half now and certainly there is a little dementia creeping in. She also no longer has full control of her bowel, meaning my hall carpet is going through it at the mo. But obviously she has not long to go, so when the inevitable happens I'll simply chuck that carpet out and start again.
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