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Old 03-17-2015, 03:10 PM
 
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My dog is eating but he is so quiet, not like himself at all.

His partner( 15 yrs old) of his whole life (14 years) went to Rainbow Bridge a week ago and he misses her.

So sad to see.
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Old 03-17-2015, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Houston
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My dog was eating OK but his personality changed for a good 3 weeks after his buddy died. He was very quite and down. He is normally full of beans and a very happy boy and quite vocal. He eventually started to come out of it then we got another dog and that brought him out of it. You are right, it is very sad to see and you can't explain it to them.
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Old 03-17-2015, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Southwestern, USA
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I found 2 wks esp....then a little more so, so 3 weeks total.


Terrible...so I kept him busy and at my side everywhere....but his
buddy was gone.
(Little dachs/chihuahua) Now he's gone, too.
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Old 03-17-2015, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Lewes, Delaware
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If that story is true about the Akita in Japan, who knows how long?
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Old 03-17-2015, 07:12 PM
 
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Just like humans, each dog takes their own time to grieve.
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Old 03-18-2015, 12:52 PM
 
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Thank-you everyone. He isn't even excited about going for a walk.

Feel like I have a different dog living here , since he lost his pal.

He used to be on the hyper side even though he is up there in years.
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Old 03-18-2015, 05:03 PM
 
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How are you and the family dealing with the loss? Sometimes dogs/cats can pick up on humans' emotions.
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Old 03-19-2015, 11:16 PM
 
Location: Texas
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This is kind of why I wanted my dog (who was 4 when my other was ~11) to be there when we put the other dog down, but it was so sudden we didn't have time. She wandered around whining for a long time, maybe a week or so. And then, if she ever received a bone like the bone they used to play with together, she would cry. That went on for more than a year. We would not buy those kind of bones for a couple of months and then if we reintroduce them, she would start crying again. And pacing as if searching. She seems okay now. We have a new dog and they can have bones now, but they don't play bones.
But she is much more attached to me than she used to be before our first dog died.
It was tough...just as I would feel better, she would cry and I would break all over again.
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Old 03-20-2015, 12:26 PM
 
Location: West Virginia
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Take him to the VET! I was once told my dog was grieving over a lost buddy 2 weeks later the dog was DEAD! I missed the signs cause a newbie to dogs I trusted when people said it was grief. Dog was SICK!
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Old 03-20-2015, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Santa Barbara CA
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My dogs seemed to have gotten over the loss of their buddy pretty quick but it maybe do to the fact there was always another dog ( or sometimes a puppy) in the house as I get a new dog when I think the time an old one has is getting short so will have 3 dogs sometimes for a few months sometimes a year or more. Jazz and Dash spent their lives together but Dazzle was added months before Dash died so when Dash died young Dazzle set about winning over the old grumpy Jazz. Before Dash had died she wanted nothing to do with Dazzle but after Dash was gone Dazzle won her over.

I think the most grief I saw was with Phoenix as while she had started out with me she had gone to live with my parents for a number of years.First my mom died and I do believe Phoenix then saw she had a job and that was keeping an eye on my dad and being a border collie she loved having a job. Well 4 yrs later my dad suddenly got very sick and could not get out of bed and when the paramedics got there she was on the bed with him and would not get off so had to be picked up and carried outside. ( and she was not a dog that slept on beds) My dad died 24 hrs later at the hospital so she never saw him again and she came back to live with me and she sulked for weeks but I tried my hardest to do fun things like beach walks and the dog park with Her, Jazz and Dazzle and even Jazz was being nice to her. She also seemed to grieve when a few months later I had to put old Jazz down. That one surprised me as Jazz was the reason Phoenix had to go live with my parents as that first time she lived with me Jazz would not stop picking on her.

Grief is a very individual thing and one can not put a time on it.
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