We just got our little Mylo home a week ago . He is a golden doodle and an adorable puppy . Day one was awesome - he sniffed around the home with a lot of curiosity , seemed playful and cheerful . Day 2 he stopped eating and drinking so we took him to the vet and he was diagnosed with Giardia . He was prescribed Flagyl and he continues to be on it . I feel that the only time I see him excited now is when he is offered food. He sleeps almost all day - when we wakes up , he takes a few strolls, plays with us probably for 5 mins and goes back to his crate .
No one in the generations of our family has ever had a pet so everything is very new to us. We love him already and I want to do the right thing for him . We have toys and he chews on a few of them as well , I am just wondering if there is something we are not doing right . How can we make him feel happy ? More active ? Our family has 2 kids and a hubby who love him and care for him .
Baby puppies do spend a lot of time sleeping, kind of like human babies. But if you're worried he's lethargic, I'd give the vet a call and explain his behavior. They'll be able to advise whether this is related to his illness/treatment or if they feel it's abnormal enough to warrant another vet check.
@DaySleepers is correct pups sleep a lot... Make the most of it because soon he will be like a toddler ..into everything and anything they can reach and getting up to mischief 24/7.
Giardia is no laughing matter Murphy got it at about 7 months and I really thought we were going to lose him for a day or two he was wiped out by it, so weak he could hardly walk and playing was out of the question for a couple of weeks he lost 3 kilos in weight too.
At the moment I would say give him lots of rest as much as he wants and then gently introduce play as and when he feels up to it.
Dont pamper too much but do make sure you dont let him get away with naughty stuff just because hes sick.. You will end up with a very spoilt puppy.
As he feels better and his energy levels return you should see an increase in activity.