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Nougat is 1 years old. Hes a shih Tzu/ Bichon mix. I took him to the groomer on Saturday Morning 04/24 and was told that he was matted. His normal groomer is on maternity leave and so I scheduled with another girl who worked at the same place. She was very nice and when I first brought Nougat home, he was fine. We went to the park and he had fun. A couple hours later is when the whole situation started. He starts scratching himself all over the place, especially his butt. He keeps biting and licking at the floor and he whines constantly. He wouldnt sleep or lay down. We took him to the vet the next day and they gave him 2 shots, a spray, and 2 medications to give him at home. Now its Wednesday, 04/28 and he stopped whining for most of the day but he does have a few, I would describe them as panic attacks where he whines so loud and freaks out in his crate for a few minutes and then goes back to normal. He doesnt leave his crate ever, not even to eat or drink. We have to put his bowls in his crate and then he'll eat and drink normal. We do take him out and he pees and poops normal. He still licks and bites at the floor and we've had to replace his little crate towel because it was so wet from his licking. The Vet says its just Razor Burn and then it seems like he also now has anxiety? And why is he licking and biting at the floor? My mom said he sounds schizophrenic and Im worried sick. I feel like its my fault for taking him to the groomer at all. Neither of us can sleep because he freaks out if nobody is with him. Help?
 

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Have you called the vet back to ask them about his current behavior? They'll have a better idea of whether the medications you're using could be contributing to some of this. Razor burn is incredibly itchy and uncomfortable, especially if it's all over your body and in delicate areas. Licking and chewing are both displacement behaviors dogs do when they're uncomfortable or stressed, and some of the freaking out could be due to twinging pain or intense itching. If you've ever had a bad rugburn, road rash, or similar friction burn, think similar to that. Again, this is probably worth bringing to the vet (or at least calling the vet) to confirm that there's nothing else going on (allergic reaction, reaction to the medication, etc) and to see if they can offer suggestions for how to make him more comfortable as his skin recovers.
 
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