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    Quote Originally Posted by Evilo View Post
    I don't know much about it but I think the best way to describe it is it's as if he is depressed. He was never big on being in close contact with us but this is like he wants to be with us but wants the safety/comfort of the crate I guess he feels safe in there. He can still see me from his crate but it is in another room. I guess I will have to ask on Friday if there's any possibility of something having gone wrong, but it looks to be healing well and fast I can see improvements daily in the wound just not in the dog if you get me.
    I wonder if it could be phantom pain. Sending prayers to you. I hope you find an answer with your vet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjisaterp View Post
    I wonder if it could be phantom pain. Sending prayers to you. I hope you find an answer with your vet.

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    Yes a lady I work with mentioned that possibility too I'm not ruling anything out at this point. It's like I don't have a dog anymore, for want of a better way of describing it, as he has isolated himself. Thank you for the reply all are taken on board as possibles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evilo View Post
    Yes a lady I work with mentioned that possibility too I'm not ruling anything out at this point. It's like I don't have a dog anymore, for want of a better way of describing it, as he has isolated himself. Thank you for the reply all are taken on board as possibles.
    I hope all gets better. Still sending prayers and positive vibes for your bully's recovery.

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    I'm sorry to be replying a little late on this. It sounds like a post-surgery depression to me but like everyone has said, a thorough vet evaluation of George will hopefully determine what is causing this behavior. I don't recall Finn having such symptoms after his tail amputation so it just sounds rather unusual. Will be thinking of him and you and hoping that whatever it is will be treatable and George will be his old self soon again.




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    Quote Originally Posted by cali baker View Post
    I'm sorry to be replying a little late on this. It sounds like a post-surgery depression to me but like everyone has said, a thorough vet evaluation of George will hopefully determine what is causing this behavior. I don't recall Finn having such symptoms after his tail amputation so it just sounds rather unusual. Will be thinking of him and you and hoping that whatever it is will be treatable and George will be his old self soon again.
    Thank you I check for any replies when I can and all are welcome I am leaning towards a slight state of depression being the cause alright. I'm not sure my vet would have much knowledge of this but I will talk it over with him at the checkup.
    He happily went walking today as he does every day but once home he goes back in his crate he came out to bark at the vacuum so that's something but only for a few mins then back in. Also today he hasn't made any noises like he's in any pain so that's another step forward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evilo View Post
    Thank you I check for any replies when I can and all are welcome I am leaning towards a slight state of depression being the cause alright. I'm not sure my vet would have much knowledge of this but I will talk it over with him at the checkup.
    He happily went walking today as he does every day but once home he goes back in his crate he came out to bark at the vacuum so that's something but only for a few mins then back in. Also today he hasn't made any noises like he's in any pain so that's another step forward.
    these are very positive signs and I do hope that George continues to move forward. Keep us posted with his progress, @Evilo.




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    George just recieved his first pooch post box and actually got excited about it a new toy and some very yummy treats it was good to see him happy about something ��-image-jpeg-image-jpeg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evilo View Post
    George just recieved his first pooch post box and actually got excited about it a new toy and some very yummy treats it was good to see him happy about something ��-image-jpeg-image-jpeg

    Awesome.... may be this is the beginning of him going back to normal
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    Quote Originally Posted by Evilo View Post
    Hi again George is 11 days over his tail amputation he is in general healing very well but he is still very out of sorts. He is rarely coming out of his crate except to eat and go toilet and a walk. He sometimes runs away form his food and goes back into his crate but comes straight back out to finish eating (that's strange behaviour for him). He is still doing the same sort of barking and sitting on his butt like he did before when he had infection. But it's the self imposed isolation he is doing that is worrying me most. He's off all medication now too. Is it possible he is numb back there? Or any ideas what the problem could be?
    Is it possible that George is having phantom pain? It's common in humans to feel pain after an amputation, as if the extremity were still there. Prayers and warm thoughts for a speedy recovery for sweet George.

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    Is it possible that George is having phantom pain? It's common in humans to feel pain after an amputation, as if the extremity were still there. Prayers and warm thoughts for a speedy recovery for sweet George.
    I understand and am taking all points on board thanks a lot.

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    Awesome.... may be this is the beginning of him going back to normal
    Yep he's back to biting me again now when he is tired and not getting his way just like normal so he has hopefully turned a corner I was getting seriously worried there for an while.
    I've booked him in for some new training classes, as I was let down last time by a trainer, but hopefully these classes will help with his socialisation and I can sort out his biting issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evilo View Post
    Yep he's back to biting me again now when he is tired and not getting his way just like normal so he has hopefully turned a corner I was getting seriously worried there for an while.
    I've booked him in for some new training classes, as I was let down last time by a trainer, but hopefully these classes will help with his socialisation and I can sort out his biting issue.
    Well, be sure to keep us posted--- good luck
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