Sunday, April 29, 2007

Who Does Depression Hurt?

...Everyone. :'(

Sis says maybe I am depressed. I say I don't know, I just don't have the energy to do much of anything lately. I lay around, especially in my old puppy crate, which Sis says is too small for me, but I say it's cozy and dark and safe. I have also been just standing around lately, not sure which way to go...too many decisions sometimes. I haven't even had much interest in eating, drinking, or going outside. Sis made me lick the water off her fingers cause I wouldn't take any from the bowl then...I did later, though. Then they practically dragged me out to the back yard, but they couldn't make me go very far. Sis asks me what's the matter, why I'm down in the dumps, but I don't really know. I heard her and Mom talking and they said they heard on the commercial for the flea medicine advatanx that it may cause depression and muscle aches-- have you pups heard anything about this? When I didn't have to take it over the winter I was a lot happier and more playful, I just started back on it and am do for another application soon-- has anyone heard of this causing depression and if I don't use that, has anyone heard of any herbal or natural remedies to keep the creepy-crawly-flying-biting-sucking-things away from me?


Akira xoxo


Brownie Roo the Brown Monster said...

Oh Akira, you poor doggy. Here's a great big woof and a brownmonster lick just for you.

Come out and play soon!

Love and licks
Brownie Roo

Joe Stains said...

Akira, how are you doing? We dont get fleas here in Arizona so we don't know what to tell you except to feel better so soon!

Butchy & Snickers said...

Hey Akira,
We don't know anything about the advantx, but you could not use it for several months to see if you feel better. Otherwise you should get a full thyroid panel blood test. If it's not the flea stuff, you could be hypothyroid. Snickers just found out she is hypothyroid. We just posted about it & there is a link to a site with good info about hypothyroidism you could read. Keep us posted on how you are feeling pal!
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers

BLU and Comet said...


I hope you feel better soon. I don't know about the medicine, but maybe if your people cooked you up a nice steak, you would feel like eating.

Cubby said...

My moms used to use garlic for the fleas.

One of the moms used garlic powder on the dog food, the other mom used a liquid garlic concentrate in the dog water.

Neither of them had flea trouble during that time.

THE ZOO said...

we get owr baffs in dawn. we use advantage also on and off but mainly just dawn dishwashing liquid in our baths wards off fleas. and we know its working because Gus came here eat up in fleas and was fleasless after the bath.