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Sammy, my sweet and happy chow hound, has been "off" since last evening. Normally, he almost knocks me over for food, but he has been barely interested. He eats, but without gusto. When I have started to get ready to take him for a walk each time since last night, he's just laid on the dog bed or in the crate until I call him to come to me -- usually he is running through the house like "oh boy, we're going out!!!". He hasn't gotten into trash or anything that I can find. He hasn't had any food or treats outside of his usual stuff. He hasn't thrown up. I gave him some Pepcid (with vet approval) to see if he has a bit of sour stomach. He is peeing fine and pooping pretty normally for him (we have been battling hookworms since I adopted him). The term I used with the vet is "muted", he's just sort of muted. He hasn't played with his toys since yesterday morning. I want my happy and bouncy boy back.

 

I took him to the vet today. She couldn't find anything wrong, heart and lungs sounded good, orthopedic was good, no tenderness in the belly. She did bloodwork and a tick panel and I should have at least some of the results tomorrow.

 

Please think good thoughts for my boy.

 

Thanks for reading.

 

And, because I know the rules, here is a picture of him playing with toys from a few weeks ago:

 

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Beverly. Missing my happy toy-flinging boy Sammy (Where's Mandrill), (8/12/2009-9/30-2021) Desperately missing my angel Mandy (BB's Luv) [7/1/2000 - 9/18/2012]. Always missing Meg the Dalmatian and Ralph Malph the Pekeapoo.

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Thinking good thoughts for your baby. Here's something I found on dog headaches like Xtrawld suggested:

 

• Symptoms like rubbing their head against furniture or on your body hoping for relief of this invasion in their head.
• Total avoidance of people and loud noises which only make their head pound more.
• Not interested in playing and only wanting to be left alone.
• Squinting with their eyes to avoid sunlight which worsens their pain.
• Seeking out cool places to rest their head upon.
• Not very enthusiastic about eating their meals (putting their head down to feed from their bowl can cause that throbbing)

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My beautiful Summer - to her forever home May 1, 2010 Summer

Certified therapy dog team with St. John Ambulance

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Hope Sammy's back to normal soon! :goodluck

Cynthia, & Cristiano, galgo
Always in my heart: Frostman
Newdawn Frost, Keno Jet Action & Chloe (NGA racing name unknown), Irys (galgo), Hannah (weim), Cruz (galgo), & Carly CW Your Charming

Princess http://www.greyhound-data.com/d?i=1018857

"It came to me that every time I lose a dog they take a piece of my heart with them. And every new dog who comes into my life, gifts me with a piece of their heart. If I live long enough, all the components of my heart will be dog, and I will become as generous and loving as they are." -- Unknown

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:goodluck

 

I hope Sammy feels better soon.

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Thanks for the kind thoughts. All his labs came back with no abnormalities. If he is still "off" on Monday, we're going to try an x-ray and ultrasound, plus a urinalysis, even though he has no signs of a UTI.

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Beverly. Missing my happy toy-flinging boy Sammy (Where's Mandrill), (8/12/2009-9/30-2021) Desperately missing my angel Mandy (BB's Luv) [7/1/2000 - 9/18/2012]. Always missing Meg the Dalmatian and Ralph Malph the Pekeapoo.

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Good thoughts for Sammy!

Kyle with Stewie ('Super C Ledoux, Super C Sampson x Sing It Blondie) and forever missing my three angels, Jack ('Roy Jack', Greys Flambeau x Miss Cobblepot) and Charlie ('CTR Midas Touch', Leo's Midas x Hallo Argentina) and Shelby ('Shari's Hooty', Flying Viper x Shari Carusi) running free across the bridge.

Gus an coinnich sinn a'rithist my boys and little girl.

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Thanks for all the kind words and good thoughts. Sammy is back to about 90% of normal. I'm assuming he was able to grab something on one of our night time walks -- I watch him like a hawk, but sometimes it's so dark out. Anyhow, it looks like my boy is on his way back!!

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Beverly. Missing my happy toy-flinging boy Sammy (Where's Mandrill), (8/12/2009-9/30-2021) Desperately missing my angel Mandy (BB's Luv) [7/1/2000 - 9/18/2012]. Always missing Meg the Dalmatian and Ralph Malph the Pekeapoo.

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Thanks for all the kind words and good thoughts. Sammy is back to about 90% of normal. I'm assuming he was able to grab something on one of our night time walks -- I watch him like a hawk, but sometimes it's so dark out. Anyhow, it looks like my boy is on his way back!!

Excellent news! :clap Hope he's at 100% soon.

Cynthia, & Cristiano, galgo
Always in my heart: Frostman
Newdawn Frost, Keno Jet Action & Chloe (NGA racing name unknown), Irys (galgo), Hannah (weim), Cruz (galgo), & Carly CW Your Charming

Princess http://www.greyhound-data.com/d?i=1018857

"It came to me that every time I lose a dog they take a piece of my heart with them. And every new dog who comes into my life, gifts me with a piece of their heart. If I live long enough, all the components of my heart will be dog, and I will become as generous and loving as they are." -- Unknown

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