My dog is so sad.

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My dog is so sad.
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Sun, 10-11-2009 - 6:23pm

I took Sally Allan my st bernard for her fist ever grooming yesterday,she had the works,bathed cut,nails ears,everything.


She was there for 4 hours.


She looks great,but the problem is she seems so sad and down in the dumps now.


The groomer did say sally was a little stressed.


Do you think it's just stress or she is mad at me for taking her to be greemed?


Its breaking my heart to see her like this.


Does anyone have any ideas to make her happy again?


Or do you think this will pass?


Thanks.


Von.

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Registered: 03-20-2003
Mon, 10-12-2009 - 2:21pm

Hi Von....how is Sally doing today?

 
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Mon, 10-12-2009 - 3:11pm

Hi Laura,Sally is still sad,she would'nt evan look at her breakfast this morning,she keeps going in the bedroom and she does seem to be sleeping alot more than usual.Sally is usualy so full of joy and normaly very happy and goofy.


I think i will see what the next few days are like and

Von.

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Registered: 03-22-2005
Mon, 10-12-2009 - 7:42pm

Update.... Sally has just been sick,so maybe that was the problem all along.


Hopefully she will feel better now,i will see what she's like tomorrow.


Von.

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Tue, 10-13-2009 - 10:06am

The one thought I had: in view of her being sleepy & sick is: did the groomer sedate or medicate her in anyway? Some times a grooming shop will sedate a dog that is nervous or they don't think they can handle (and some have been known to do this w/o letting the owners know or asking permission) since she was there for so long and they admit she was "stressed" I'm thinking they gave her something and she is having a reaction.


I would call the groomer and ask them - if they did I certainly would stay away from this groomer in the future! A good grooming shop should be able to handle a dog (even a large) one without medication or if they do so - they should be upfront about it!


Even if they did and she is having a reaction she may just "get over" it naturally or you may want to check with your vet.


Kathy
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Registered: 03-20-2003
Tue, 10-13-2009 - 11:24am
Thank you for your post Kathy....I didn't even think of that.
 
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Tue, 10-13-2009 - 11:46am

Thanks for that info Kathy,after i saw your post i called the groomer.


She said no they dont ever give a dog something to calm them down.


I would certainly be very angry if they did.


Sally was sick again after her dinner last nite,this morning she has eaten breakfast and so far seems alright,she is much more like her old selfe,perky and full of it.lol im keeping my eye on her and hopefully it has passed.


Thank you for your replies.


I really appreciate them.


Von.

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Registered: 06-10-2003
Tue, 10-13-2009 - 7:49pm
I hope Sally is feeling better! I agree that it's a good idea to see the vet if she keeps having trouble keeping things down. She may have been a little stressed and subdued after so many hours at the groomer's but now that time has passed I'd say it's most likely not physically feeling well that's keeping her lethargic.

  Jenn 
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