Dog sudden behaviour change

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twinnywinny14 Sat 13-Oct-18 19:28:36

I’m worried about my 5yr old cocker spaniel, we got our now 18wk old pup about 10wks ago and after the first wk or so they became buddies, playing together and rolling around in the carpet together. Then last week they began sleeping together in the same place on the floor or sharing a bed together and we felt like they were really close. Then came home from work on Monday and the older seemed really unhappy, she has been eating as normal, toiletting is fine and she is great out walking in the woods, but otherwise seems really unhappy, sleeping quite a lot (but this isn’t that unusual) and ignoring the pup when she is nearby or approaches her. She is still bed sharing happily and will lie with pup no problems. Am wondering if anyone can offer any ideas about what might be wrong? Or help me to reflect on things? Will obviously take her to vet if it continues but trying to problem solve a bit first x

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BiteyShark Sat 13-Oct-18 19:36:16

I would get a check up with the vets anyway as you may be inadvertently focusing on the relationship with the puppy when actually it may be nothing to do with that and simply is ignoring the puppy as she is in pain so can't play.

Dodie66 Sat 13-Oct-18 19:43:00

I had the same thought. She may have a problem and need to see the vet. If she is ok when he is not playful she might be in pain

Unicornandbows Sat 13-Oct-18 19:45:54

Puppy's sometime carry worms and other illnesses passed on by the mother so I think it's not the relationship but rather something physically wrong.

I know our dog acts normal even when he is unwell

twinnywinny14 Sat 13-Oct-18 20:10:45

Thank you all, I was actually thinking the relationship is ok, rather it’s showing that something else may be wrong as opposed to being the thing that is wrong, esp as they seem happy together sleeping or chilling out, think I will go to vet but not sure where they will start x

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