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Sick or anxious or both
This week DS had surgery, and I’ve been with him while DH is home with DD and Sundance. Usually I arrange daycare or a puppy sitter during hospital stays, but due to Thanksgiving weekend and DH working from home, I didn’t this time.
On Tuesday Sundance spent most of the day waiting in the window but he did stop to play a couple of times. By the evening he wasn’t responding to play, and he was licking his lips a lot. DH gave him some of my clothes to lay on and the licking stopped. Wednesday was worse. He followed DD everywhere and wouldn’t play, and most of the time wanted to lay directly on her so she wouldn’t leave. He ate yesterday morning, and some of his dinner, but he refused treats, even cheese. Starting today he refused to eat. DH was certain he was upset about not seeing me so he brought him to the hospital when he came to visit tonight. After spending an hour with him, I told DH he needed to go to the vet hospital right then. He greeted me but it wasn’t very enthusiastic and after a minute he laid down on my lap. I gave him a few bites of turkey and he was excited about that but it was still muted. DH brought his dinner and he did eat it and drank water and then he laid down again. I have never seen him like that. DD held him in the front seat on the way home and DH said he already seems much better. He is hoping he’ll continue to improve because the only place open tonight does not have the best reputation.
No one can think of anything he could have eaten or gotten into, his poop and everything seem normal. He’s just completely despondent. I’m concerned he’s seriously sick and it just happens to coincide with us being gone, but DH thinks he’s made himself sick because of anxiety. Has anyone seen a reaction like this?