Lazy Maltese Dog
My Maltese Sunny is so lazy he is almost 5 years old and he
sleeps all day if i play fetch with him he'll fetch once or
twice and then stop. If I take him for a walk he'll walk to
the mailbox and then stop and refuse to walk more not only
that he'll turn and walk back towards the house.
What should I do?
- This sounds a bit odd to me for a 5 year old of any breed. Has he been to
the vet for a thorough health check...stool screen, blood work-up, etc.? Is
he eating a premium quality dog food like Iams or Science Diet? It would
seem that health, nutrition and allergies could all be possible causes. If
not, and your dog has not always been this way, could he be depressed about
something? Some dogs are extrememly sesitive about changes in their
environment or disruptions in their routines. I once had a dog who would
react to such things by going off his feed and becoming lethargic for a
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