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Just got a puppy today

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by MikeO, Apr 17, 2011.


  1. MikeO

    MikeO PetForums Newbie

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    Hi guys, just got a puppy today, he is a cross breed border collie.

    But he seems very quiet. Now we were told he would be, but he is basically just lying around, head on front paws, and seems to be breathing heavy and fast also.

    Should I be worried?
     
  2. Dogless

    Dogless PetForums VIP

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    Sounds like he might be stressed, but any doubts at all I would contact your vet; it is very difficult for those on here with much more knowledge than me to advise when we can't actually see the pup, over an internet forum.

    Congratulations on your new arrival by the way!
     
  3. RAINYBOW

    RAINYBOW PetForums VIP

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    I agree with Dogless, any concerns with a lethargic new pup its worth erring on the side of caution and calling the vet ;)

    Hope its all ok and we can have some lovely puppy pics soon, xxx
     
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    babycham2002 PetForums VIP

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    Congrats on the new arrival
    I would go to the vets in the morning, with any new puppy I would be at the vets first oppurtunity to gets jabs and general check over done. But esp with the behaviour you are describing.
    I would expect puppy to sleep a lot but are you describing just moping?
    Border collies are sensitive breeds and it is stressful coming into new home. But vets is your best bet.
     
  5. lucyandsandy

    lucyandsandy PetForums VIP

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    My pup was very quite on the first day but she was still exploring the house. I would do as previously mentioned and take her to the vet to be sure. Congratulations on your new pup though, the madness begins!
     
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    beary_clairey PetForums VIP

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    I agree with the others.

    My collie was a quiet pup when we first got him but he did love to play and as I already had another young dog I think that helped him bring himself out a bit!

    My boy was quite a serious lad.

    If the vet gives him the all clear maybe just take a bit of time out to sit and play with him and maybe introduce him to a ball. They tend to be ball nuts!:)

    Congratulations on getting a lovely pup!
     
  7. Gopher

    Gopher PetForums Senior

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    I would also get pup pup to the vets, however, my puppy did sleep an amazing amount when he first arrived so once he's been checked over just be re assured they DO sleep a lot and enjoy, it won't last long :D
     
  8. MikeO

    MikeO PetForums Newbie

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    Thanks Guys :smile:

    He will be going to the vets this week for his first puppy jab :(

    Just pricing it up now. So I will have a chat with them too, he is much more lively today though
     
  9. candysmum

    candysmum PetForums VIP

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    Most vets will do a free puppy health check for you i always adviced people when my pups left me to go and get their vet to gove that free health check. And any problems come back to me.

    Get him checked over it could be nothing but if it is somethign at least its caught early.

    Welcome to PF and congrats on your new pup. x
     
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