my moms boyfriend has a female basset hound. shes 2 years old now. unfortunately the dog is still not fixed yet!
she keeps isolating herself. babying a stuffed animal and you cannot separate either of them. if i take the stuffed animal away and put it next to me on the couch, she wont jump up and sit next to me at all. she will just grab it like a new born pup and go baby it on another couch.
I got her to snap out of her mood a few minutes ago and got her to eat a full bowl of food and a hell a lot of water. she hasn't pooped much either. can't take her for a walk at all, only way is if she takes the stuffed animal with her. when not asleep(which is close to all day) she is re-positioning herself on the couch and the stuffed animal so that shes always keeping it warm. plus shes always wimpering/whining sounds.
Please keep in mind this is not my dog. this is my moms boyfriends dog.
I just find this pretty damn close to animal cruelty because shes not fixed and she has to go through this stage with her body. if she was fixed then she wouldn't be going through this...she would be like the rest of the dogs, miserable because they know the doctor took away their ability to reproduce.
please give some advise...