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    Well... not like Vegas. He turned 2 last month. Usually he is in such a routine same thing for ever. As soon as I come out of the bedroom he is standing waiting on me, He comes out of his crate, runs to inhale his breakfast, runs straight to the back door to go out, comes in follows me everywhere, plays with his toys then when he sees me come out of the bedroom with my uniform on he does go lay in his crate.

    The last 5 days (yes I am keeping a record) I get up, he is sleeping, I go to the kitchen get his breakfast ready, he is sleeping, I call him, he slowly walks to the kitchen, he sniffs his food, ignores, drinks some water, goes back and lays down. I have to ask him if he is ready to go out and he goes to the back door and he does do his business while outside. Comes in and gets on the couch and sleeps, We have been up for 2.5 and he just now is finally in eating his breakfast.

    He is not sick, his allergies are in control, I have not even had to give him a benadryl lately, he just seems to be sleeping more than he is awake. UNUSUAL behavior for him. I take him this Friday to the vet for his yearly check-up and shots. I know if I mention this Doc. is going to say he is a lazy bully, but again this is not normal behavior for him. He is not even following me from room to room.

    I am just concerned, he usually is up more than he sleeps, what is happening to my shadow?? I can even go to the bathroom alone, and he does not follow me. Do you think he could be depressed? Nothing different has happened to change his normal pattern. What do you think??
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    @KMARINO..while I was reading this I totally was thinking ..DEPRESSION...our Dena dog gets down in the dumps sometimes. Poor Vegas...maybe an extra walk for fresh air and/or a car ride..change of scenery!! Just maybe extra love! Awwwwww!!

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    So you are feeling lonely in the bathroom?

    Is this 'all of a sudden' kind of thing? Active one day, lazy the next?I think I would be concerned as you are. Wonder if you could get him in to the vet a few days early.

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    @JAKEISGREAT, yea, I am kind of thinking depression, it has been so stinking hot here with humidity it is like 100* outside, so no walks, I do try to play extra with him, but he is just wanting to sleep this last week. My house is kept very cool for two reasons 1. for him 2. my hot flashes, so I know he is comfortable inside. Then I think, well he is 2 so maybe it is normal for him to sleep more?? I am really concerned about the sudden change and I did notice the first couple of days but now we are on day 5 and he still is acting this way. I know my Doc. will do a good check up on him, but I also know he is not sick, his ears look great, he is eating eventually and drinks plenty of fresh water. I dont know why he would be depressed NOTHING has changed in his OCD life. Joe and I are getting along great, I feel good so I know he is not feeding off of me. I am just baffled.

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    @BruceP, it is LONELY in the bathroom by myself!! Yes 6 days ago normal routine, last 5 days sleeps all the time. He is not acting sick. Just acting extra sleepy

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    I would be concerned too. They do get lazy as they get older, but this pattern seems a bit unusual. When was his last allergy shot? Did he normally get them on a regular basis? Those usually have steroids in them so maybe it gave him a boost?
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    I wish I had the answer for you but it does sound lke Vegas is down in the doldrums
    is there any special treat that would normally have him hopping just maybe to try perk him up a little.
    I would also be very concerned and would be off to the vet pronto

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    If it were me I would ask my vet to do a blood test and parasite testing at his exam. That way it could rule out that there is anything medically wrong with him so you can stop worrying. If nothing is wrong then I would just say it's him getting older and being stuck outside because of the heat. He's hit adult hood so if he is stuck inside he will probably just opt to nap like my Samson does, he is getting too old to opt to get in trouble instead LOL I know Samson started calming down around 2 years old and then recently (5 years old) he has hit that fully LAZY adult bulldog.

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    Could it be the benedryl that is making him more sleepy?

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    It's strange because I almost posted something close to this topic on Linus. He has - in the past couple days - been turning up his nose at his food lately and seems to be tired, even when he wakes up from a good night's sleep.

    Based on this thread, I'm thinking if he doesn't perk up, I might take him to the vet just to make sure nothing is wrong. Sometimes, especially with bulldogs - since they don't show pain, not eating or being really quiet are their signs something might be amiss.

    Hopefully Vegas is feeling back to his old self soon...I'll be following this thread for updates!

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    Quote Originally Posted by goobers mom View Post
    Could it be the benedryl that is making him more sleepy?
    I was thinking the Benedryl too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by desertskybulldogs View Post
    I would be concerned too. They do get lazy as they get older, but this pattern seems a bit unusual. When was his last allergy shot? Did he normally get them on a regular basis? Those usually have steroids in them so maybe it gave him a boost?
    @desertskybulldogs, he gets his allergy shot religiously every 5 weeks, same time as anal glands, he is due this Friday so I dont think it is that, he had one 5 weeks ago. He has not had a benadryl in over a week, his allergies are actually pretty good right now. I don't think it is anything that needs immediate attention, I checked his ears and they are nice and clean, he is not itching more than usual, he has an appt. Friday. He will eat eventually he has not missed a meal, it just takes him longer to want to eat than normal, and drinks plenty of water. His potty habits are normal and normal poo. I never thought I would say this but I miss him being under foot and following me everywhere. He will have a full 2 yr. exam along with all his shots on Friday. I will tell the doc his sudden change in behavior, but I have a feeling he will just say normal bully laziness.

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