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Old 12-12-2012, 09:37 PM
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Hi everyone.

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
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I don't know but I would be very concerned, you say you don't know whether somebody could be hurting him, what do you mean by this ??? Who has access to your dog who might hurt him ??? That would be the first thing I would want to know. If its a person they must never be allowed near your dog again, if its one of the other dogs then that's easier to sort with rearranging your home etc and never leaving them unsupervised. This thread has really worried me I hope you get to the bottom of it.
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Please let us know how the vet visit goes,as Lisa said i would be very worried that somebody has been hurting him,as for the yellow and pooing himself he's either traumatized or there's something very wrong here
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Good to know you are taking him to the vet. Sounds like he is in a lot of pain. Right now I would focus on medical causes for his behavior. I hope you find out some answers at the vets. Keep us posted & lots of love to your little guy.
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I don't know but I would be very concerned, you say you don't know whether somebody could be hurting him, what do you mean by this ??? Who has access to your dog who might hurt him ??? That would be the first thing I would want to know. If its a person they must never be allowed near your dog again, if its one of the other dogs then that's easier to sort with rearranging your home etc and never leaving them unsupervised. This thread has really worried me I hope you get to the bottom of it.

That is what stuck out to me too. Who do you mean by "someone hurting him" aside from the other dogs you mean? He could have been bullied by the other dogs enough to hide out long enough to poo and pee himself because he was too scared to come out. Its good that you are taking him to the vet.

I think it has something to do with the change of environment as you said he did better at your mother's house. Please update.
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Please update us. I'm so glad you're taking him to the vet. He sounds sick. Illness will make them very unhappy. Hope for a speedy recovery.
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Lisa T said everything I was thinking. Please let us know how the vet visit turns out. I hope this is not too bold but maybe the two of you should go stay with your mom for a while?


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Ist sounds as if this pup is sore, and or sick. When a pup poops on itself, it is usually scared to death. A fight or flight thing. I would love to hear what the vet says.
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