Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: What happens when your Bulldog doesn't Play anymore ... :( ?

  1. #1
    Dog Park Attendant Become a 4 Paw Member Maximus's Avatar
    Real Name
    Patrick
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Toms River, New Jersey
    Posts
    492
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Maximus
    Likes (Received)
    78

    Default What happens when your Bulldog doesn't Play anymore ... :( ?

    My Maximus has stopped playing. He has lost interest in all bones and chewtoys and at the age of 5 seems to have turned into a "little ole man". I don't know what to do to reignite his interest in playing and toys. Right now he is bothered by Allergies and skin conditions, so perhaps he doesn't feel good. He is on Antibiotics and Antihistamines
    and will be going to a Dermatologist in April. I just wish he appeared happier and more playful.

    Does anyone have any suggestions ?

  2. #2
    EBN's SWEETHEART aka our little GOOB Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Need help with the forums?  Contact me!
    ddnene's Avatar
    Real Name
    Tracey
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Nashville, Tennessee
    Posts
    12,729
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Willow (2015) Walter (2014) Winston (2012-13) Wellie (2012-13) Bella (2007-13)
    Likes (Received)
    5587

    Default Re: What happens when your Bulldog doesn't Play anymore ... :( ?

    I would suggest it would be a good time to have the vet do a good check-up on him including bloodwork… it could be arthritis, allergies, or that he's just getting old. Dogs have a HIGH pain tolerance, and sometimes subtle signs can mean anything… Good luck w/your baby, and please keep us posted!!!

    "What we once enjoyed and deeply loved, we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes a part of us." Helen Keller
    RIP Wellie, Bella, Winston & Roxie

  3. #3
    I'm not OCD....now who moved my bulldog? I am an EBN Reporter
    Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Need help with the forums?  Contact me!
    2BullyMama's Avatar
    Real Name
    Christine
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Gilbertsville, PA
    Posts
    40,183
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Lambeau, Chelios (Frenchie), Nitschke (2004-2011) and Banks (2005-2014)
    Trophies
    Likes (Received)
    11518

    Default Re: What happens when your Bulldog doesn't Play anymore ... :( ?

    Is he food motivated? if yes, try a treat dispenser -- we used that for Banks after Nitschke died and she was depressed and would not play

    Kong Wobble is a good one.... you can place his meal in it and he will get a work out at the same time
    ----------------------------------------------------------------
    There is a part of your heart not alive until a bulldog has entered your lif
    e.

    Nitschke (2004-2011) and Banks (2005-2014) -- My angels
    Thank you for all the love, fun and teachings




  4. #4
    Norwegian Rose Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Vikinggirl's Avatar
    Real Name
    Monica
    Country
    Canada
    Location
    Burlington, ON Canada
    Posts
    9,639
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Bulldozer and Blossom
    Likes (Received)
    2119

    Default Re: What happens when your Bulldog doesn't Play anymore ... :( ?

    Aww maybe you can take Max to the park and throw his ball, or just to let him run around for 15 or 20 minutes. Do you have a leash free park where he could maybe play with some other dogs? There are also places like Petsmart where they have indoor play areas where dogs can play and socialize with each other.
    LEARN A LESSON FROM YOUR DOG, NO MATTER WHAT LIFE BRINGS YOU, KICK SOME GRASS OVER THAT AND MOVE ON.

  5. #5
    Skinny-Dippin' Smokin' Tidy Bowl Bionic Woman Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Need help with the forums?  Contact me!
    brutus77's Avatar
    Real Name
    Rosalie
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Long Island NY
    Posts
    6,962
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Brutus, Frankie, and Jack
    Likes (Received)
    2795

    Default Re: What happens when your Bulldog doesn't Play anymore ... :( ?

    Perhaps the antihistamine is making him sleepy.
    My smooshy face boy!

  6. #6
    Head Pooper Scooper I am an EBN Reporter
    Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Need help with the forums?  Contact me!
    Davidh's Avatar
    Real Name
    David
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Katy, Texas
    Posts
    13,246
    Bulldog(s) Names
    BeBe, Hazel, Lucy Lu, JLO, Hillary, Henri, & Katie
    Likes (Received)
    1557

    Default Re: What happens when your Bulldog doesn't Play anymore ... :( ?

    Well they do slow down around that age, but the antihistamines could also have something to do with it. BeBe and Lucy are 7 and 6 years old and don't want to play much, but will get a wild hair every once in awhile.
    Have a Great Bully Day.
    Member of The Bulldog Club of America, The Bulldog Club of Texas and French Bulldog Club of America.
    Bully hugs from - BeBe, Hazel, Lucy Lu, JLO, Hillary, Henri & Katie


  7. #7
    Dog Show Judge Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Need help with the forums?  Contact me!
    Petra's Avatar
    Real Name
    Petra van der Walt
    Country
    Sweden
    Location
    Naboomspruit, South Africa.
    Posts
    2,880
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Boeboe, Bennie Boy and Joey
    Likes (Received)
    1384

    Default Re: What happens when your Bulldog doesn't Play anymore ... :( ?

    Maybe it's just a phase? Mine play sometimes everyday and then they can go days, weeks without any interest really. I think a vet checkup doesn't hurt though, it will also give you peace of mind
    You were born with the ability to change someone's life, don't ever waste it.



  8. #8
    The Ultimate Sourmug Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Need help with the forums?  Contact me!
    TyTysmom's Avatar
    Real Name
    Jessica
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Katy, TX
    Posts
    5,512
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Tyson aka "Ty-Ty"
    Likes (Received)
    6201

    Default Re: What happens when your Bulldog doesn't Play anymore ... :( ?

    I think it has to do with the allergies, yes - they do slow down with time... but Tyson still likes to play and while we were battling with his allergies & yeast, he wanted nothing to do with anything or anyone. He just wanted to sleep. Once we got him on meds, and he felt better, he was back to himself But nothing compared to his younger days for sure.

    My whole heart, Tyson.
    Whoever said diamonds are a girls best friend, obviously never owned a Bulldog.

  9. #9
    Bully Bootie Duty
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Cleveland, OH
    Posts
    178
    Bulldog(s) Names
    daphnee
    Likes (Received)
    35

    Default Re: What happens when your Bulldog doesn't Play anymore ... :( ?

    Not sure what antihistamines they are on, but Benadryl is one, and that'll knock you out.. So maybe that is it.. My 10 yo gets fussy, and I think " This is a Bulldog!!! and 10!!! but still full of P and V" Never thought a porkchop would still be so active..

Remove Ads

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •