11 year old lab who has been rapidly showing signs of age. We have had him on meds for arthritis and was recently at vet for his checkup. Last two days something is not right. He has been showing signs of anxiousness last few months and is becoming clingy. I know sometimes things do not show up in just blood work so looking for input on what tests i should ask for. Today has been panting and for the first time ever refused his food. I called vet and spoke with him he is coming in to see him first thing in the am. Any input from past experiences as to what to look for are appreciated. He is my first lab, and raised my boys. Hard knowing he hurts, but is resting well at the moment. Thanks in advance all.
You've done the right thing by setting up an appointment for him. The old ones can take a turn for the worse seemingly in a heartbeat. Here's hoping that it is nothing that a change in meds won't cure.