2 month old St Bernard/Bulldog mix..Hard stomach..Anti Social..Over active bladder
Me and my girlfriend just bought a 2 month old saint bernard/bulldog mix from the pet shop.
We have not been able to get him into the vet yet since we've gotten him.(but it
s also only been a week)
Since we've brought it into our home it's been very anti-social. Goes off by himself in a corner and sleeps.etc
He always seems very depressed and like he's in some sort of pain by the way he moves and facial expressions.
His stomach is also very bloated and hard. I know it could just be worms but he also doesn't have any of the symptoms.
I know all of this stuff could be normal for a puppy. But id be nice to get some opinions from other owners so that i can calm myself down.
..Any info that you can give to me would be greatly appreciated. thank you.
Puppies bought from pet stores are often unhealthy, and have parasites or worse. They're often originally from 'puppy mills' or unscrupulous breeders who don't take adequate care of their dogs.
The distended stomach is most likely due to worms whether or not you see any other symptoms.
His 'depression', lethargy and anti-social behavior is fairly normal during the first few days in a new home. Pups are often very anxious, stressed, homesick etc. and this is their way of dealing with the stress. This is probably the third 'home' (breeder- petstore- you) that this little guy has had and it's no wonder he's feeling anxious and out of sorts. Check out my Bringing Home A New Puppy page to learn all about what to expect in the first week or so. He should be 'coming out' of this by now though, so it's possible that some of his behavior is due to the fact that he doesn't feel well.
It's important to have a vet examine a new pup as soon as possible after you bring him home, ideally within 24 - 48 hours. It's vital to ensure that he's up to date on all his puppy shots, have him de-wormed, and make sure that there are no other underlying health issues causing his symptoms.
I'd strongly recommend you get him to your vet asap so that you can be sure he's healthy. Best of luck with this little guy.