Interesting you should bring this up! About a month ago, shortly after mi best first birthday ever, I just ran out of gas. For a week or 10 days I just wanted to lay around, sleep, and do nothing. I wasn't interested in my toys, I didn't want to play RLH, I just wanted to sleep. This was VERY odd behavior from a normally very active, playful, curious dog like mi. Mi Popi didn't want to take mi to a Vet here in Mexico who have questionable credentials. He started tracing what had changed in the month before.
1. He gradually changed me from a kibble diet to Honest Kitchen with fresh boiled chicken breast.
2. He had treated me with Revolution flea, tick, heart worm medication at the beginning of February.
3. Popi was spending more time away from casa on a work assignment here in Mexico.
That is it!
Appetite was normal. Potties and dumparoonies were normal. Night sleeping was normal. It was a mystery to all of us.
So, Popi couldn't do anything about the med application and he decided to tinker with my diet. He re-introduced some kibble back into my daily feeding, about 50/50. Popi and me also got involved in a play group with doggies my size, late in the afternoon when he got home. We play everyday for 30 to 60 minutes. Right away, I got more git in my git-a-long. A month later I feel like my same old self, - wild, crazy, and full of energy!
So what does this all mean? Beats the heck out of me! Diet can play an important role. Reactions to meds can play a role. Lack of stimulation can play a role. Change in weather can play a role. Sometimes, just like peoples, little doggies just lose their mojo for a brief period of time for a number of interrelated reasons. AND maybe Parker is just picking up on Momi's temporary downer vibe. Yes, take him to the play group this weekend in Seattle (I lived for 7 months in Tacoma).
If mi amigo the Parkster is not feeling better in the next few days, take him to his Vet. I doubt it is anything serious, but better salvo que siento (safe than sorry).
Here is a big Hava hug for Parker and Parker Momi
besos, Ricky Ricardo