10-24-2017, 11:00 PM
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| | Vet - Ur local GP, or his GP plus vet-consult
adult dogs, as @Laco said, are very stoic - Pups cry at any pain, no matter how small, but adults tend to be silent despite considerable pain.
That said, we don't know that pain is the trigger for his sharp barks & whimpers - it could be frustration at his inability to do X, or even a warning to someone to stop doing Y, or a reaction to an event he can't see, but can hear.
Dogs can hear both ultra- & infra-sonic frequencies, meaning high-pitched high-frequency [e-g, bat radar] & deep low-frequency [e-g, elephant rumbles]. So sounds that are utterly silent / imperceptible to us, are very easily heard by dogs. Compressors on refrigerators make sounds that bother dogs, but i can't hear them - i only see the dog's reaction. // Perhaps something is happening, not necessarily "at home' but nearby / in the area, & he's reacting to it.
I'd second a vet-visit specifically to try to determine his current pain levels AND to hopefully determine how effective the current Rx & dose, actually is - which means trying to show the vet how the dog feels at the tail-end of a dose, & before administering another, then waiting 20-mins to 45-mins to see the full effect of the latest dose.
Some vets will arrange to make in-home visits, & as we don't know how bad he's feeling, in this particular instance, i'd ask my vet if that's an option - getting him in the car & rolling along local roads could greatly exacerbate any pain he feels.
If there's a nearby teaching hospital affiliated with a veterinary program at a university, that might also be a very valuable resource - they might be willing to assess him remotely, with Ur vet as the hands-on partner & watching him "live" or pre-recorded.
I really hope U can get a solid idea of how he's coping & whether or not his pain-Rx is working, or if he needs a higher dose / different drug(s).