Dog Site - Dog Stuff
Dog Forum | Dog Pictures

Go Back   Chazhound Dog Forum > Dog Discussions and Dog Talk Forums > Dogs - General Dog Chat


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-11-2012, 03:38 PM
SJTiger SJTiger is offline
Active Pup
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 5
Default Doggy Depression

My poor puppy has been depressed lately. I know that puppies need a lot of rest and play, but he is doing a lot more resting than usual. I call Tiger for his favorite treat and he just looks at me with this sad look on his face (then I get depressed). The vet said there seems to be nothing wrong with him physically.

Anybody got any ideas to get him out of his funk?
__________________
Proud owner of sweet pup Tiger and works for SpayXperts, Sunset Vet Clinic, and Pet-Vet Supply
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-11-2012, 05:37 PM
thehoundgirl's Avatar
thehoundgirl thehoundgirl is offline
APBT crazy!
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Beautiful Northwest
Posts: 2,110
Default

How old is your puppy?
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-11-2012, 09:16 PM
milos_mommy's Avatar
milos_mommy milos_mommy is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 14,564
Default

Did you vet run a full panel of bloodwork? Or just do a quick physical?

Unless there's been a big change (a death, you've started a new job, you've begun a new training routine that isn't working, a major chance in weather causing a difference in the dog's outside time), it's very, very unusual for a puppy to act that way for a reason that isn't medical. You might want a second opinion from another vet, and make sure she's having a lot of positive interaction, exercise, and you're helping to build her confidence and reassure her.
__________________
"My favorite color is green, green like newly cut grass. When it comes to green with envy, though, you can stick it up your @ss!" ~ Grammy



http://www.adorablebeasts.blogspot.com
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-12-2012, 10:49 AM
SJTiger SJTiger is offline
Active Pup
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 5
Default

He's around 5 months old. I should mention that we found on the street when he was around a month old. The vet did a quick physical and sent us on our way with no concrete answers. I'm getting a second opinion because I'm worried that this is an underlying health issue.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-12-2012, 11:01 AM
stephsousa stephsousa is offline
Active Pup
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 14
Default

keep us posted. hopefully he perks up soon and there is nothing serious going on. Good luck!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-12-2012, 11:18 AM
milos_mommy's Avatar
milos_mommy milos_mommy is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 14,564
Default

He definitely needs more than a quick physical! A full panel of bloodwork might show what's going on. 4-5 months is when a puppy goes through a "fear period", but he shouldn't be uninterested in his favorite treats.

Good luck, let us know what happens.
__________________
"My favorite color is green, green like newly cut grass. When it comes to green with envy, though, you can stick it up your @ss!" ~ Grammy



http://www.adorablebeasts.blogspot.com
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-12-2012, 12:24 PM
Ivy's Avatar
Ivy Ivy is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Ontario
Posts: 1,713
Default

I agree with getting a second opinion. I wouldn't have left the vet clininc until some bloodwork was taken. They pretty much robbed you of the vet fee.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12-14-2012, 09:51 AM
SJTiger SJTiger is offline
Active Pup
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 5
Default

Yeah, it's sad that they robbed someone of a fee that didn't really know any better because I'm a new owner. I'm taking him to another vet next week, so fingers crossed.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:00 AM.


1997-2013 Chazhound Dog Site