Dog acting lethargic but still eating/playing(4 Posts)
Andersonx3 Mon 23-Sep-19 10:04:37
Girliefriendlikescake Mon 23-Sep-19 10:19:11
AvocadosBeforeMortgages Mon 23-Sep-19 10:23:40
Andersonx3 Mon 23-Sep-19 10:44:44
Just that really. I have a 15 month old Jack Russell Cross who is usually a bundle of energy 24/7 however since Saturday he's been quite relaxed, more than happy to just lay and sleep/chill. He's been on walks and is his usual self, and if I pick up a ball he's straight up and wants to play. He's also eating his usual amount. Should I worry about him seeming more lethargic than usual?
If you're worried pop him to the vet however I would wonder if he's just coming out of the puppy phase and calming down a bit?
Has anything changed in his environment or routine, e.g. an extra long walk?
I noticed that my own JRT x seems to have calmed down a bit in 'steps' where he just seems to have become less mental in noticeable chunks. He's still obsessed with his ball though - if he lost interest in that we'd be down the vets immediately!
As ever, if you're worried, take him to the vet, but it may just be the natural process of a JRT becoming a bit less obnoxious (or the doggy equivalent of picking up a bug and feeling a bit rough but not so bad you can't get on with life).
Nothing has changed at home - we have a baby due in 9 weeks but he's been around her things for months and is always excited when he gets to go in the nursery so I can't imagine he's sensing anything?
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