Doggy Depression

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  1. SJTiger

    SJTiger New Member

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    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? :confused:
     
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    How old is your puppy?
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    keep us posted. hopefully he perks up soon and there is nothing serious going on. Good luck!
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     

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