My dog sometimes behaves nice and some times go mad. Is it normal or should I take her to a vet?SusanMember
Hi, lol, what breed is your dog?? some breeds are a big more mad then some….
I doubt if anyone can answer a vague question like that.
However, I can tell you that sudden changes in behavior and/or appetite are often symptoms that something may be wrong with the dog.
So, depending on the severity of the symptoms and when the dog last had a thorough checkup, if it was my dog, I might be inclined to take it to the vet and provide a description of the behavior that is concerning.
Many factors to consider, such as the dog’s age, medical history, any recent changes in the household…….anonymousMember
Another thought, if the dog is in good health (according to a veterinarian that has examined him recently). If he is a senior or has certain health issues, the following won’t apply.
He may not be getting enough exercise. I find that walking a dog for at last 1 hour a day can go a long way in calming them, less hyper, less barking.
Or, find an activity the dog is passionate about, a game of fetch, swimming, jogging with his owner….AcroyaliMember
Yep, agreed with Anon101. When you say he “goes mad”, is it silly, over-excited behavior (typical of *young* Goldens!), or aggressive behavior? Any sudden changes in behavior means it’s vet time. Goldens can be notorious for health problems showing up early. If he’s randomly showing aggression, I would speak with your vet in depth about a proper thyroid test and having a CBC ran. If it’s a young dog showing problems with impulse control (meaning, the dog prefers to leap at someone in over-exuberance and land on their head in order to say “pleased to meet you” because they just can’t help their excitement,) I’d talk with a good trainer. An in-person trainer with good credentials, a good reputation, and a good head on their shoulders will be able to evaluate what’s going on and be right there–in person– to help you.
Thank you so much for you replies. I’ll definitely take care of my dog the way you’ll have said.
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