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    so we have a beautiful 2 yr old dog all of a sudden her personality has completely changed she won't play she stays under the bed she won't even let us pet her we did put some anti itch medicine on her cause she was scratching alot but she doesn't have fleas she has just completely changed any ideas

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    I would call the vet, I have always had dogs and never had this happen

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    I would take her for a vet visit.

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    oh no, I would call the vet also

    Quote Originally Posted by Hosta
    so we have a beautiful 2 yr old dog all of a sudden her personality has completely changed she won't play she stays under the bed she won't even let us pet her we did put some anti itch medicine on her cause she was scratching alot but she doesn't have fleas she has just completely changed any ideas

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    It's highly likely there is something physically wrong with her. Take her to the vet.

    It's possible she is having a reaction to the anti-itch stuff. Have you tried giving her a bath to get rid of it? The itching of itself indicates that there may be something wrong that a topical med such as you used won't help.

    Definitely take her to the vet.

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    I agree - cal the vet.

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    I would contact your vet ASAP. Your dog could be having an adverse reaction to the anti-itch med you used.

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    Agree with the above...that's not normal! Vet ASAP.

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    Could be allergies...my sheepdog is allergic to EVERYTHING..especially dust and every kind of grass imaginable. Have the vet test him and then if he does have allergies, you can give him the correct meds.

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    Definitely a trip to the vet. And I'm not going to ask a personal question ... but if YOU (or anyone in the house) use a topical prescription medication PLEASE tell your vet what you use. Every time your pet touches/licks you she is receiving a dose of this medication.

    Also, is she spayed? If not, is she in season? If so, she might be going through a false pregnancy.

    She could also be having a reaction to the fireworks if you had any.

    Make note of when it started, how it started, what you did to alleviate and if any changes, her current diet and any meds you have her on. Collect a stool sample and bring that to vet as well.

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