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Airman1stclass 03-17-2014 05:33 PM

Can puppies be depressed?
 
So first let me say sorry about all the threads. Since i've gotten my puppy i've been posting a lot. Some times the questions may be similar. But anyway my puppy is acting a little strange. I think I'm gonna give training a rest for a few days. When I get home from work, he is in his cage sitting up and he sees me and doesn't even make a peep. He usually is dying to get out his crate. Crying and whining. And my wife sais he doesn't want to walk at all on the leash anymore. He was also doing that with me the past couple of days. I literally have to carry him to the grassy area for him to go potty. And usually I run away from him and he'll run to get to me after I get like 20-30 ft from him. But today he just slowly walked to me. I know he probably misses home. How long does it usually take for your puppy to get used to you. We've had him since Thursday I know that's not a long time. It just seems like he's acting too different I guess. And do they ever go through a depressing stage when you bring them home.

shepherdmom 03-17-2014 05:36 PM

Get him to a vet. That isn't normal.

JakodaCD OA 03-17-2014 05:47 PM

I agree, I would have a vet exam

Wild Wolf 03-17-2014 05:55 PM

Third recommendation for a vet visit, just in case. Puppies are not exactly prone to "depression", they should be happy and curious and eager to bond even if they "miss home".

Good luck, keep us updated!

ZoeD1217 03-17-2014 05:56 PM

Poor pup :( I'd take him to the vet.

My puppy cried a bit her first few days but she was always following us everywhere and full of energy between puppy naps.

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Cara Fusinato 03-17-2014 05:56 PM

I have to echo that too. Get to a vet ASAP.

selzer 03-17-2014 06:32 PM

Vet, depression -- lethargy is not a good sign for a young puppy.

sehrgutcsg 03-17-2014 06:58 PM

Without any disrespect I would certainly like to ask a couple of questions that were not mentioned ..

How old is the puppy --? what shots has the puppy had --? what do the stools look like --? how much time is the puppy spending in the crate during the day --? how much water is the puppy drinking during the day in the crate and is the puppy being let out to use the restroom --? what is the normal activity level in the first 72 hours --?

I think most of the members know what's going on here.. I hope that I'm wrong -- get the puppy checked out by veterinarian as soon as possible .

Airman1stclass 03-17-2014 07:16 PM

We here at the vet now.

Airman1stclass 03-17-2014 07:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sehrgutcsg (Post 5218186)
Without any disrespect I would certainly like to ask a couple of questions that were not mentioned ..

How old is the puppy --? what shots has the puppy had --? what do the stools look like --? how much time is the puppy spending in the crate during the day --? how much water is the puppy drinking during the day in the crate and is the puppy being let out to use the restroom --? what is the normal activity level in the first 72 hours --?

I think most of the members know what's going on here.. I hope that I'm wrong -- get the puppy checked out by veterinarian as soon as possible .

9 weeks. Can't think of them off the top of my head. His last stool was black and dry. Usually it is green and moist. He is taken out of the crate atleast every 3 hours for bathroom breaks. He Is played with a lot as well. He drinks quite a bit of water actually. Until today he was following us everywhere. Playing a little bit of tug. Most of the time hw was lazy and just sitting down holding it in his mouth. Crying and whining to get out the crate. Today he saw me while he was in his crate and didn't even make a peep. He just layed there. And usually he bolts out the door when I open it. But I opened his door today and just layed there


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