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I was up this morning and out at 0430 after breakfast for me and the dog we were out with the gun to continue with an infestation of rooks and crows at a dairy. My 4 year old cocker worked well until about 1100 when we called it a day. It was hot but we were in the shade and he retrieved around a 60 birds. Back home and he was drinking from the trough. He was fed at 1730 as usual. At 1800 my wife took him down to the river, chasing stones, all was good. then about 1900 he went to my wife in the kitchen and started to whimper she stroked him and he growled (not nasty just a sort of grumble. Then he came to me and started to shake all over, looking pretty sorry for himself. He continued to shake uncontrolably for a good 30 mins, all over, continuously not like a shiver. It was his whole body 😟. We wrapped him an a coat and after half an hour he has stopped and sitting quietly at my feet. Any ideas?

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Hmmm.  My old lab had fits and as he grew older he would come to me and look up and shiver/tremble prior to an attack. He learned to control the situation and would sit under the lawsonia hedge until it passed.  Hope not but sounds familiar.

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my spaniels would do that sometimes on a hot day when i was silly enuff to not keep them to heel..................sounds like it got overheated...........

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3 hours ago, oowee said:

I was up this morning and out at 0430 after breakfast for me and the dog we were out with the gun to continue with an infestation of rooks and crows at a dairy. My 4 year old cocker worked well until about 1100 when we called it a day. It was hot but we were in the shade and he retrieved around a 60 birds. Back home and he was drinking from the trough. He was fed at 1730 as usual. At 1800 my wife took him down to the river, chasing stones, all was good. then about 1900 he went to my wife in the kitchen and started to whimper she stroked him and he growled (not nasty just a sort of grumble. Then he came to me and started to shake all over, looking pretty sorry for himself. He continued to shake uncontrolably for a good 30 mins, all over, continuously not like a shiver. It was his whole body 😟. We wrapped him an a coat and after half an hour he has stopped and sitting quietly at my feet. Any ideas?

Could be heat stroke. I'd consider the vet asap if he doesn't improve rapidly or gets any worse.

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Sounds like heatstroke 

rest him for a day or two  plenty of fluids 

from what I understand yesterday was a scorcher of day back home so a big jump in temp for him and he’s getting bit older  so it’s took its toll on him 

 

for my lab I’ve got a cooling bandana from pets at home you wet it and stick it round neck and seems to help he he’s a lot comfier on hot days with it on 

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Thanks all for all the comments. Heatstroke I think. Right as rain this morning. In hindsight I should have had water for him to drink in the hide rather than after the activity. 

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In this current heat I always carry a Water Canteen and a collapsible bowl attached to my belt - holds around a litre, I also put small pieces of Ice inside it. This mornings 4 mile walk saw the lot gone (2 Springers).

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Same symptoms occurred when their dog was bitten by an adder. Dog didn't react at time of being bitten, not even a flinch, it was only that they saw if fleetingly slither off that meant they could put two and two together when the dog went downhill later.

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I had it in a terrier, dehydration.she had bolted a fox and chased it and was gone 20 minutes looking for it in a plantation. When I found her she was simalar to your dog. It was a warmer winters day then usually. 

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