I am not sure if I am worrying unnecessarily or not but our Sadie has been a bit 'off' these last couple of days. She's about 15 months old and usually very boisterous. Doesn't talk much, bit of clucking here and there and we did have month recently of wheeking but seems she got bored with that. She has a great friend in Mollie, gets out to play every day the weather is kind and has lots to stop her getting bored. BUT for the last 3 days she's really ignored us, wouldn't eat the parsley she'd normally kill her grandmother for and hasn't been bothered about cuddles even with her hero DH. She's eating quickly and all her normal food, peeing and pooing normally, has no lumps, cuts etc doesn't flinch at any point when touched and her hair is soft and silky as usual and it's all there. But she is totally off with us and doesn't look happy with us but is fine on her houseand sits waiting for attention as always. Any clues as to why she seems miserable?? Have booked an appointment at the vet's for Saturday... but am sure as there is nothing concrete to report, they will think I bonkers
We think we've solved the mystery and all now seems back to normal. DH was given new work uniform a couple of weeks ago. He moaned the material was rough and prickely. Having not improved this with normal washing I bought different wash tablets. So last wash of both our work clothes and everything else was with these. We think it must be the different smell of our clothes that's unsettled Sadie .. when cuddling, carrying and just being in close proximity ... we both had a day off today, a gardening in old clothes day and when in contact with us, has been back to her old self 😃 Such a relief, was half expecting to find her dead of no obvious cause! Mollie obviously couldn't care less what we wash our clothes in.
We kept the Vet appointment just in case. No illness or anything to be found AND Sadie was more than happy to have cuddles with both the nurse and Dr Chris sigh Really do think supermarket own brand wash tablets were the problem .. every day's a school day 😃
Ooh poor Sadie (having to cuddle Dr Chris just so that he didn't feel surplus and un-needed )
We use Ecowash or nothing at all on anything we wash for the pigs to sleep on but I hadn;t considered the detergent I use on the Human Clothes. Yes they are respiratory sensitive little mammals so good that the mystery is solved ( process of elimination sometimes to get answers but what a huge relief when you do )