Anytime there is a sudden unexpected change in behavior the first step is
to discuss it with your veterinarian. Changes in behavior are often
related to health problems.
Read the puppy reports http://www.dog-play.com/report.html
- - -
" . . . approximately 90 percent of the behavior owners consider negative
occurs when their pets are isolated or alone." "The Body Language and
Emotion of Dogs" by Myrna M. Milani, DVM.
On the internet, nobody knows you're a jerk.
Ron Hardin wrote in message <37A8D2...@mindspring.com>...
But I wonder if maybe she could be going into a false pregnancy.
Susan Feingold wrote:
> It sounds like she is in great pain and is trying to comfort herself.
> I would call/take her to the vet. I have had LOTS of my foster
> dogs spayed and they usually act completely back to normal within
> a day or two. Could be that an infection has kicked in and she
> needs to be on antibiotics.
> Pet Orphans
Thanks to everyone who replied. I guess it was partly my problem - I was
in two minds about having the dog spayed, as opposed to breeding her first,
but got talked into it. So I was feeling bad about it, then when she
started this weird Lady Macbeth behavior it made me feel like I'd done
something terrible to her! Good to have it put in perspective as a
Today she's quieter, has added a doll to her fake puppy collection and has
spent the whole day curled on the sofa guarding them. She's not eating,
which concerns me, but at least she just looks depressed rather than
visibly (and audibly) upset.