Our beautiful boy is almost 3 and is a happy, healthy boy. He was de-sexed about 6 months ago and put on a little weight after this. He now weighs 12kg, which is about 2kg over what he should be as he is not that tall! Last week, he woke up not wanting to go for a walk and would just sit there still, rather than barking and geting excited to go outside! WE knew something wasn't right. When I got home, instead of barking, I heard nothing... after fearing teh worst, I walked out to see him sitting on our decking not even facing the door where he is usually scratching at to get in! WE took him to the vet and he had a slight sore neck also. After some inflam and antibiotic injections he seemed to be a little better. 2 days later and he is still moping around, not happy to see us when we get home and not eating a lot. (1/2 of what he would normally eat if that!) ALso, when we go to pat him he shys away and also he won't bark!!?! Normally we use a command that sends him crazy like there is a cat around and he will bark for ages.. he refuses to bark.. maybe his throat is sore also? Taking him back to the vet tonight, but thinking it may be Thyroid or Meningitis perhaps?? Anyone out there have any experience similar that they can share? Woudlreally help ease our minds as he just isn;t happy and just wants to be away from us and sleep. Even when we go up to him and hug him, he iws quick toget away and be on his own.. very strange behavioiur. WE have also noticed that he used to be very receptive and friendly with other dogs from his dog training school, now for the past few months he is scared of other dogs, even to the pint of nipping them if they get into his space. He's a very friendly dog and well trained, he's just been "off" lately. Please help if you think you know something to look for... We just want our bright, bubbly boy back!! Thanks!!