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my mini schnauzer keeps putting his head in the howl position

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my mini schnauzer keeps putting his head in the howl position but just keeps licking his lips.
He's also very skittish as if he's scared of something , and also has not eaten his food for a couple of days.
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Hi there, vet Andrew here. When you post a message I will be notified and will come online.

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Hello, I can't see any answer to my question about my dog.

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Hi there,
There seems to be a problem with the chat function - we really need to be online at the same time for that to work; that's what I was waiting for. I have switched the format to Q&A so we can make some progress.
It sounds like there might be something wrong with his throat:
1. How is his breathing? Does he tolerate exercise as normal?
2. Does he cough?
3. Is he eating yet? Has he vomited? What about his stools?
4. Any other signs to report, such as red/weepy eyes, sneezing/snorting?
5. Does he chew things? Could something have got stuck?
Once I've got this basic information we should be able to get things started.
Vet Andrew
Hi, vet Andrew here. Thanks for your rating, but I'd like to get some more information so we can help solve your problem. I feel I haven't answered your question yet.
Vet Andrew
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hi Andrew,

He has improved alot since my first posting, and we did find a cut on his ear that my local vet said looked infected.

He has given me some antibiotics and a cleaning solution for the cut.

I wondered if perhaps he was sniffing because he could sense the infection?

He is still rather clingy but is barking and more energetic , so nearly his normal self.

He has started eating again as well and his stools seem ok on inspection with no signs of blood.

Thank you for your help.


That's good. I imagine he could feel some discomfort there and was trying to locate it. Sometimes dogs in pain will try to 'hide' from it too. Glad things worked out.
Vet Andrew