I think Bruiser is depressed
I started this account today because I wanted to hear an opinion from some other Chihuahua owners.
Bruiser my pup turned 1 in September. He is a wee fatty from being spoiled with rice, veges and meat as he was always a fussy eater. I lived with my mum for the first 9 months of having Bruiser and he was the perkiest most spunky little dog out. Full of beans. Tail was always in the air, barely ever any accidents inside, always excited to see people. He got along ok with my boyfriends female Pomeranian and Male Griffin and we would regulary take them to the dog park. Bruiser isn't very social with other dogs, even small ones but he enjoyed the dog park for the walking part of it.3 months ago I moved in with my boyfriend and his puppies. Bruiser was fine for the first month, a wee bit nippy from time to time which you can expect but he was happy. One day I came home from work, he crept out from behind the couch, poos all around his bum, was hesitant to come to me, i picked him up and he yelped and he was covered in some stinky yellow substance. I assumed the substance was urine from the male Griffin. He was in quite a bit of pain I was so upset I sent him to mum's to look after him for a week and he seemed to improve. Since then i have bought him back to my boyfriends place and he has been OK but not 100% happy. His tail is never up, he doesn't prance around the house, he doesn't go nuts when I get home, he hides under the bed, he always looks sad, he yelps a lot when you go to pick him up, sometimes he yelps before you pick him up and cringes like you are going to hurt him. I would never hurt my puppy I love him soo much and I want him to be back to his happy old self it breaks my heart seeing him upset. I have booked him in to the Vet tonight after work as last night he would not sleep with us and was very sore and sad this morning. I don't know if someone is hurting him, or one of the other dogs, or if he is just unhappy that he is not the only dog anymore. Just thought I would share and see what others thought. Thanks for reading the long story lol