Golden Anxiety and Depression - Golden Retrievers : Golden Retriever Dog Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-03-2010, 12:50 PM Thread Starter
My Golden Is Hotter!
 
Princess Bella's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Tomball, TX
Posts: 533
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Images: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 2 Posts
Golden Anxiety and Depression

Hi, our golden, Bella has gone from cheerful and happy to very anxious and stress, she hides from us all the time now, won't eat, tucks her tail when I do anything, is scared of any loud noise, and this morning woudn't even go outside to pee!!

what is wrong with my golden, how can I treat it??

Princess Bella is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-03-2010, 12:57 PM
Nancie & Neeko
 
Nash666's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Suburbs, PA
Posts: 2,317
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 1,784
Thanked 2,253 Times in 862 Posts
Sounds like a trip to the vet to me.....When my Nitey acted like that....(he was 1 1/2 years old).....my vet asked what was happening in our lives, told him we were moving, had moved out of our house, didnt have a new one, and were living with my MIL, and not much room,....that was the root of the problem, he was givin a shot (a puppy upper ) and I was told to spend more time with him.....and that's what we did...it worked itself out....good luck, we dont like to see our pups not happy.....maybe something that is going on in your life is the source of her problem....either way, a trip to the vet might help u and Bella.....
Nash666 is offline  
post #3 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-03-2010, 01:00 PM Thread Starter
My Golden Is Hotter!
 
Princess Bella's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Tomball, TX
Posts: 533
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Images: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 2 Posts
Hmm didn't think of something like that. We got some new furniture but no major drastic changes. My wife is home for the summer and spends most of the day with her, but of course Bella hides under a desk. This is so strange, could it be a chemical imbalance in her brain? I hope I don't have to give her doggie prozac.

Princess Bella is offline  
post #4 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-03-2010, 01:01 PM Thread Starter
My Golden Is Hotter!
 
Princess Bella's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Tomball, TX
Posts: 533
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Images: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 2 Posts
We're trying to have a baby... could that be it??

Princess Bella is offline  
post #5 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-03-2010, 01:02 PM
Advanced Member
 
Lestorm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,914
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 37
Thanked 56 Times in 33 Posts
How old is she?
Lestorm is offline  
post #6 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-03-2010, 01:03 PM Thread Starter
My Golden Is Hotter!
 
Princess Bella's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Tomball, TX
Posts: 533
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Images: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 2 Posts
She will be turning 4 on August 8...

Princess Bella is offline  
post #7 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-03-2010, 01:03 PM
Kate
 
Megora's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: MI
Posts: 17,694
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
Thanks: 8,079
Thanked 12,387 Times in 6,417 Posts
Fireworks?

My guy has been going through the same exact thing since the week before the Fourth. We've had too many storms. Too much fireworks every single night. Too many people practicing at the gun ranges near my house (there is one a mile west of us and another five miles east). Oh, and he was terrified of my bedroom and any other room with windows - even on sunny days. When I'd bring him into my room, he'd huddle into a little ball way under the bed and go wild eyed between that hiding spot and the door. >.<

Sound familiar?

I've been hooking my dog on leash and going outside with him and playing with him or giving him treats. Otherwise, he would not go any further than the direct perimeter of the house. I've also forced him to go for walks with me every single day. And for right now, I put up curtains over my (bedroom) windows (no, my whole entire house is not shrouded like a tomb) and keep them covered all the time.

I know that he is always going to be nerdy about noises, but with careful management things are getting better. And patience. And a whole lot of chirping and HAPPY PLAY effort on my part. And treats.

He is now getting back to normal as far as confidence. This without using any meds (although I did have a prescription I never picked up). He will now go out and play in our front yard again, as long as I go with him. He is now barking and bounding around when I ask if he wants to go walk. And he's back to thinking my room is a safe place. He sleeps on my bed all day and curls up around my head at night.

Every single time he has a bad experience or hears a loud noise, I then back down and start working him through his anxiety all over again. The sooner I start, the easier it is.

Good luck.

Last edited by Megora; 08-03-2010 at 01:14 PM.
Megora is online now  
post #8 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-03-2010, 01:05 PM
Advanced Member
 
Selli-Belle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Posts: 2,070
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Images: 9
Thanks: 2,249
Thanked 1,331 Times in 693 Posts
Somethings I would think about.....

Smoke detector low battery beeps can drive dogs crazy.

She may have been bitten or stung by an insect.

Pain makes a dog act like this.

I would go to the vet!

Carolyn (A.K.A. Aunt Care) and

Creekwood Tanglefoot Selchie CD, RN, AX, AXJ, CGC, CCA, (A.K.A. Selli-Belle) Golden

Valentine Byrd McDuff (A.K.A. Duffy) Golden/Sheltie

Tanglefoot Autumn Dexter CGC (My Heart Dog at the Bridge) Golden
Selli-Belle is offline  
post #9 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-03-2010, 01:06 PM Thread Starter
My Golden Is Hotter!
 
Princess Bella's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Tomball, TX
Posts: 533
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Images: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 2 Posts
YES, she's very afraid of fireworks so we give her meds only on July 4th and New Years eve. She's always had this minor anxieties, but things are getting worse, it's so weird. She really has nothing to be afraid of, our house is usually quiet and there's a lot of room...

Princess Bella is offline  
post #10 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-03-2010, 01:06 PM
Advanced Member
 
Selli-Belle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Posts: 2,070
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Images: 9
Thanks: 2,249
Thanked 1,331 Times in 693 Posts
Is she intact or spayed?

Carolyn (A.K.A. Aunt Care) and

Creekwood Tanglefoot Selchie CD, RN, AX, AXJ, CGC, CCA, (A.K.A. Selli-Belle) Golden

Valentine Byrd McDuff (A.K.A. Duffy) Golden/Sheltie

Tanglefoot Autumn Dexter CGC (My Heart Dog at the Bridge) Golden
Selli-Belle is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Golden Retrievers : Golden Retriever Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome