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Miniature dachshund behaviour

Discussion in 'Dog Training and Behaviour' started by Karl Ives, Feb 23, 2021.


  1. Karl Ives

    Karl Ives PetForums Newbie

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    Hi, this is my first post.
    We have a miniature dachshund and she is 15 months old now.
    The last few days she has been acting different. She started going and sitting on her own in a different room which is unlike her, she has become very attached to 1 of her toys, carrying it round with her everywhere including to her bed at night. She seems restless at night as well in regards to being up and down and digging in her bed. And she has also become very whiny and seems to have lost her appetite when it comes to her dinner although she will quite happily eat her treats or chicken and rice which we gave her yesterday as we were worried as she hadn't eaten much.
    She was in season back in December so don't believe it has anything to do with that.
    Was just wondering if anyone had any ideas or the same kind of behaviour?
    Many thanks
    Karl
     
  2. SusieRainbow

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    It does sound like a phantom pregnancy with the nesting , digging and 'mothering' toys. Usual advice is to increase excercise, remove the objects she's mothering and distract from digging. Are her mammary glands at all swollen?
    The loss of appetite concerns me slightly as it could indicate pyometra, has she been sick or had any diarrhoea, vaginal discharge?
     
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  3. Karl Ives

    Karl Ives PetForums Newbie

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    Hi thanks for the reply.
    The mammary glands are slightly swollen, not massively but definitely slightly.
    She had a grumbly stomach 3 days ago and was was sick once but it was only a bit of phlegm.
    And she has been stooling as normal.
    She hasn't had her food this evening yet, but she did eat some dry food at lunch and her teething chew this morning.
     
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    I would keep a close eye on her then and if she shows any sign of beng unwell get her to the vet.
     
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  5. Karl Ives

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    OK, thanks for the reply and help.
    Much appreciated
     
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