Jeri Jessee Posted August 8, 2011 Report Share Posted August 8, 2011 Hi, I'm new to the Board-- Three weeks ago, I lost my 15 year old Border Collie (Reno) to pancreatitis and some other issues. Our house was heartbroken. My 11 year old Border Collie (Spur) seems to be grieving--they were big buddies. He is eating/drinking/eliminating/tail wagging but is not nearly as enthusiastic as he was previously. Two other factors: 1) a week prior to losing Reno, Spur had dental surgery and was neutered. Everything went well with the surgery and recovery; and 2) two weeks ago I brought home a 4 month old female puppy (Maggie). He is doing pretty well with her, for the most part he ignores her if possible. I had not planned to get another puppy so soon but she "found" me. Spur has always been a very happy and eager dog so I'm thinking its a combination of all three things: grief over Reno, maybe feeling differently after being neutered at a late age and jealousy over the new puppy. Just wondered if anyone has any thoughts or experiences to share. I'd like to try to help him get back to his happy self. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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