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post #1 of 69 (permalink) Old 07-02-2018, 04:31 PM Thread Starter
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Good thoughts for Piggy, AKA June

She's been wanting to spend her days alone, piled up in my bedroom. Just not enjoying life, and under stress when I make her interact with us. I have to put her on leash, and drag her out of the bedroom. After a few minutes, she starts panting, and is determined to go back to bed. If I don't let her, she starts trembling. Even walks, or shopping that she used to enjoy. She is done after 10-15 minutes, sometimes sooner. She has cut back on her food, and not as interested in treats. Once or twice a week, I will see glimpses of how she was in the past. Happy and rooing to me, but it's short lived.
What we know so far is all bloodwork is good. Hips, knees, elbows are good, so no signs of arthritis. Heart, and lungs sound good, and no fever.
The only thing the vet could find was a slight ear infection. Probably overkill on the treatment. But due to her mood, we went it. Packed her ear, taking oral bayrtil, and tramadol for pain. She is 8 year's old, and this is her first ear infection. I've had my fingers crossed, that it is the cause.
Still not much change in her though, and will do a vet recheck.

Last year when I talked to her breeder, he said they had to let her mom go. That she had become unhappy with life.
At the time, I didn't ask him any questions. I emailed him last week to ask what Journey was doing. It's pretty much exactly what June is doing.
I'm still hoping I can find the answers to help her.

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Oh no. ESP for her that it is just the ear infection and for quick recovery.
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Oh no. ESP for her that it is just the ear infection and for quick recovery.
That's what I'm hoping.
I've even paid someone come to the house, and watch the other dogs. That way I could do more with her, away from Ranger. That was kind of a lost cause. We would get 30-40 yards from the Durango, and she was ready to head back to it. I would wind up with them just walking the other dogs, and spending time with her at home.

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Poor June. I'm also keeping my fingers crossed it's just the infection.
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That's so sad. Just unimaginable for these always-happy & eager dogs.


My take is "depression". I've never heard of it in dogs, but Google returns credible links.


I'm not accepting that it's terminal - you'll fix it!


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i so often hope we could understand what they have to say, what bothers them.
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No real updates on her.
We've had a lot of rain, and fireworks. Both upset her, and she's slept in the spare bedroom with me for the last two nights. I say slept, but with her panting, and stressing out. There was not much sleep. I need a day without stressers, to know if she's improving.
More rain forecasted for today. 😞

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Oh poor June. My beagle was on anti-depressants when she got older, and they definitely seemed to help. Possibly something for you to explore. Also, maybe consider hemp supplements meant for dogs. https://www.amazon.com/Calming-Treat...=hemp+for+dogs

8 years is still quite young for a V in my mind. How old was her mom when she started to display the same symptoms?
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They put her to sleep at 10 years old.

June already takes Valium, on days we have thunderstorms.
I just don't want to mask any health problems, with a daily antidepressant. Trying to rule out anything medical first.
She will go back to the vet, when she finishes her antibiotics.

I have CBD oil at the house, we tried it for storms before moving to something stronger.

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post #10 of 69 (permalink) Old 07-06-2018, 04:37 PM
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I am sorry to hear about June. I hope the antibiotics clear it all up and she is roo-ing and asking for more treats soon!
Are you considering just starting up the CBD oil again? See if it helps improve her mood.
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