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Old 01-18-2013, 12:27 AM
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I'm starting to lose hope in myself....the past couple weeks Boss has not been the happy go lucky chihuahua I know. He has been miserable; always in his dog bed, won't sleep with me at night, doesn't get excited over anything, pees and poops in the house. (which he has NEVER done, now it's every single night or when I'm not closely watching him)

Could he still be holding a grudge against me for scolding when I caught him getting into the trash. My sister had a baby in November, could he just be acting out from it now? He is okay with her and her husband, but still very withdrawn from everything. Could it be the weather?

Any thought on why he is acting this way...? I have exhausted all my options....

I just want my old Boss Dog back ):


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Have you taken him to vet? Maybe you can get some bloodwork done to make sure everything is ok?? Poor guy!


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It sounds like he might be sick or in pain. I would go to the vet.
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I haven't brought him to the vet yet...thought I would get a little insight from some other chi mommies.

He hasn't had any diarrhea or vomiting up until last night, we took his temperature though and luckily no fever. No diarrhea or vomiting today though.




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Maybe he needs a playmate! If he is eating okay, has no visible signs of illness, then I suppose he could just have the winter blues! Sometimes we all get the winter blues, maybe he has, too!
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I wouldn't hesitate to get straight to the vet for full blood tests and if they were all clear then I'd be analysing the diet I had him on - I feed 100% raw & Ziwipeak so if mine had issues there's no way I can go up the ladder foodwise because they're already getting the absolute best they can.
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Maybe he needs a playmate! If he is eating okay, has no visible signs of illness, then I suppose he could just have the winter blues! Sometimes we all get the winter blues, maybe he has, too!
I wondered that as well. I wasn't sure if pets could suffer from the winter blues like we do. However, he seems to actually enjoy being out in the snow... which is weird because he is not too fond of the water! (I don't think he knows they're related haha)

But today he has been very much himself! No accidents in the house last night and has actually been quite happy! (Lots of tail waggin') Going to the vet tomorrow just to be safe!


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I'd be analysing the diet I had him on - I feed 100% raw & Ziwipeak so if mine had issues there's no way I can go up the ladder foodwise because they're already getting the absolute best they can.
He's fed 100% raw just for that reason! Nothing but the best for my little one!




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