Ask A Vet - Why Won't My Dog Stop Whining?

My Dog Doesn't Stop Whining - Should I Be Worried?

My dog constantly whines all the time - even when he's next to me.  Is this normal? 

Any advice would be appreciated, thanks Glyn

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Hi Glyn,  There could be all sorts of things going on here depending on his age, breed and medical history. Some breeds, like the Staffie, for example, can be more vocal and this may just be part of their normal behaviour.

In older dogs, senility can set in and lead to unusual behaviour like restlessness or whining and there are supplements or diets available now that can help with these problems and improve the signs.

If a behavioural or medical issue is to blame then obviously this would need addressing accordingly. In short, if he has always done it I wouldn't be too concerned if it is a recent change though I would get him looked at by your vet.

 Advice from Adrian Caunter, BVSc BSc PgC SAS MRCVS

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