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I posted before in the health section, but I really don't think this pertains to a medical issue. We have a 1 year old dog I've had since she was 10 weeks old..we recently got a new puppy... we got him on June 8th. So its been over a month now. She was so happy the first day we got him, then the following days after that she was very jealous and picking fights with him.. then she quit picking fights with him and now just lays around.. her ears are never perked up.. she just has no life in her. They play together, but it seems as though he is already the dominate dog and he's only 13 weeks old, but is already bigger than her.

I don't know what to do. I love our new dog already, but I love her too. Do you think she will overcome this? What can I do? I really don't think its a health issue, but I suppose I could take her to the vet just to make sure?
 

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Are you spending adequate one on noe time with her?? Maybe she is feeling neglected because all the attention is being focused on the new puppy. Is she getting her daily walks, human interactions, play times??
 

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I don't know if dogs can be equated with rats, but,

I took on a baby rat some months ago. I already had two grown males and ones of which was used to being fawned over. When the new baby came, I had to spend most of my time with her because she needed to be bottle fed every 2 hours, stimulated to potty and she needed to have someone around. Cassius (the oldest) became very jealous of her and for the first few weeks refused to let me pet him or pick him up. He wouldn't even take food from my hand. He'd just sit there and glare at Binx and I.

Honestly, I bribed him. I bought him new toys, treats, beds, I let him eat things he wouldn't normally be allowed. After a while, he got over it and now things are back to normal.

My advice would be to make sure your offering your older dog the same amount of attention she's used to getting, and maybe even a little extra.
 

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Just give your older dog extra loving & treats.

Lady bug was SO jealous of are new puppy buddy, she would push him away with her head and block him from us. Me and hubby would sit by each other buddy on one side lady on the other, and give them loving, and give lady bug treats telling her good girl for not pushing him away. we would give them treats at the same time so lady didn't feel she was left out, and now she shows NO more jealous, they play eat. they loved each other from the first, but lady didn't like him by us, now lady bug waits for him(They are never apart now<3)

~Erica~
 
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