My dog suddenly doesn’t want to lie down.
Any time you see a sudden change in your pet’s behavior, you should take him to your veterinarian. A behavioral change like this can be caused by something as simple as arthritis; aching joints may make it painful for your dog to lie on the floor. With an older dog, cognitive dysfunction could cause him to forget how to lie down.
Dangerous lung problems could be making it difficult for him to breathe lying down. There are also serious, but less likely, neurological conditions that could cause this problem as well. Your veterinarian can help you understand what caused the sudden change and how best to treat it.
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