May 3, 2016 – is his odd behavior a side effect of the Rimadyl?
I am a little worried about Rocco (more than before). He has had this odd behavior lately. I don’t know if its from the Rimadyl (thats the only medication he is on) or if its the tumor affecting his brain.
The odd behavior
I did reduce the Rimadyl dose, thinking that he would feel a little more like himself if he wasn’t so doped up. It’s funny, Rimadyl is only an anti-inflammatory, but he just kind of has this odd behavior. He lays there staring off into space. He will run outside and stand on the patio and just stare off into space – then come running in like something scared him. This morning he acted like he was afraid to go outside. I went out with him, he went potty and then ran back in the house. He got up on the couch ‘behind’ me! This is odd behavior for him. Normally he checks out the backyard for a while, comes in and may lay on the couch, but today he was acting strange. I finally got him to relax and he had some breakfast and laid in his normal spot on the couch. I had to go to work, but I felt better about things when I left.
Last night he was stuck to me like velcro. If I got up to go to the bathroom, he came with me. He stood right next to me as I washed the dishes, and as I folded the clothes from the dryer. He isn’t acting like he is in pain, its just like something is bothering him. Almost like he is afraid of something.
Called the vet
So I called the vet this morning and am awaiting his call back. I just want to see if this is normal on the medication – or if they think it could be that the tumor has reached into his brain and that is what is causing the odd behavior changes. Its horrible that Rocco has to suffer. I want my crazy puppy back, I hate that he is going through all this! I want him to be healthy and happy and everything he was before this all started.