Our expert says:
Dog Behaviour Expert
Hi there, GD Mum, nice to hear from you again, and your not joking when you say a bad start to the year - the poor things!
Honestly, I am not sure why she should be so subdued and I really think you should talk to the vet about it as it may even be a side effect from the meds she is on and would be a good idea to mention to him and see what he thinks, and also to check if she can have same exercise etc as before.
There could also be an element of stress in which case some TTouch would help. I would try and get her back to life as it was before - dont 'pander' to her (will make her more insecure, but rather get her doing activities which she really enjoyed before the incident, such as playing with ball, walks etc.With walks, look for locations you dont normally visit, which may stimulate her. I do find that if a dog is a bit 'depressed', to engage in the activities it really enjoys helps, and perhaps a visit to a dog park/location may assist.
Good luck and do let me know what vet says. Thks Scotty
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