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Change in Pomeranian's personality
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samidawne85 posted:
My Pom is usually very energetic and happy, but for the last two days she hasnt been playing an has been stand offish. She cries under her breath but doesnt seem to be in pain and wakes from sleeping crying. She acted this same way while recovering from being spayed but that was about 6 months ago and has been perfectly fine since, until these last two days. Ive searched depression on the internet but we havent had any changes to cause depression, and she hasnt lost her appetite. She still gets excited for treats, but as soon as she finishes it her mood goes back down again. Could this be depression or is it something else?
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AMERICAN VETERINARY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
Sandy Willis, DVM, DACVIM responded:
Dear samidawne85,

Thanks for writing in and sorry for the delay.

Dogs and cats can certainly become "down" when adverse events happen in their lives. But generally they are happy go lucky so I always worry about a medical problem when my pets aren't acting normally.
So if your pom is still not right, I would take her in to see your family veterinarian and just make sure everything is okay. Generally if my pet is not feeling right after a day or so of being off, I make sure there isn't a medical problem. Signs can be so subtle of substandial disease, like just not eating fast enough.

Let us know what you find out.

Dr. Sandy


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