Join Date: Dec 2010
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Sudden Change in Personality/Behavior
Last Thursday we brought our 6 month old puppy"Josie" to the Vet to be spayed. During the surgery, they removed 3 baby teeth and she was microchipped.
All went well according to the Vet and she stayed overnight. The next day we picked her up and naturally she seemed hyper/jumpy/nervous. I thought she was scared and nervous and happy to see us and was just acting excited.We have been giving her pain medication as prescribed by the dr.
As the days have passed...she has not returned to her old self. She is skittish and scared...poops and pees everywhere. When we call her she freezes and trembles and won't move. She is spinning around in circles and constantly biting at her back legs and feet. She actually bites her nails and you can hear the snapping noise when she lets go. She will stay in one spot for hours on end jumping and jerking around (like she was just zapped with an electric shock) and biting herself. Every once in a while, she wimpers.
She was a confident, energenic and loveable puppy and now she looks like she is going insane! The only time she seems calm is when I tightly hold her in my arms. I have called the vet and described her behavior and they were not alarmed by it at all. They urged me to continue with the meds ( I thought it may have been a reaction) and only to be mindful of the healing of the incision (which looks great).
If anyone can offer any insight I would be most greatful!