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AshtonHellwig
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AshtonHellwig

Male Join date : 2013-07-10
Location : Erie, CO

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PostSubject: Slobbering and Not Eating   Slobbering and Not Eating EmptySat Aug 03, 2013 11:27 pm

My 9 year old retired sled dog that I adopted today is slobbering EVERYWHERE and not eating. He pooped in PetSmart as well. Is something wrong?
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cmanding

Female Join date : 2010-10-12
Location : Denver, CO

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PostSubject: Re: Slobbering and Not Eating   Slobbering and Not Eating EmptySat Aug 03, 2013 11:52 pm

He's probably just a little anxious as he has been taken out of his element and environment that he has known for a while. He'll need some time to transition and get familiar with his new environment and new owner, and he'll need your help to settle in. Help him get used to where he needs to potty when in his new home.

My female didn't eat for a several days when we first adopted her. She would only eat Beggin' Strips. Then she started to pee and poop in the house for attention after the first week (she knew how to ask to go outside to potty when we first brought her home).

My male peed in the house once because we didn't let him out for a while and he didn't know how to tell us to let him outside.

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Female Join date : 2012-08-08
Location : Atlanta, Georgia

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PostSubject: Re: Slobbering and Not Eating   Slobbering and Not Eating EmptySat Aug 03, 2013 11:54 pm

I would guess that he's probably fine, but there's not way to be sure. You should take him to your vet as soon as you can, just for a general check up anyway, so it wouldn't be a bad idea to do that sooner rather than later.

But, I would bet he's probably just excited/nervous/scared/confused. He's in a new place, with new people, and that's bound to be scary. Pippa slobbers a lot if she's tense or excited, and he may or may not be housetrained, so accidents are probably going to happen. If he is housetrained, it can take a while to learn their signs that they need to go outside. He also might not eat right away. Being in a new or different place tends to make them not want to eat as much.

But congrats on adopting, I hope he settles in quickly!
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