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    I'm a little concerned about how much my new pup sleeps. When he came home yesterday, he had been travelling a fair bit to be dropped off, and they pretty much just left straight after. They didn't even come in, just stood by the door, and left. They were in a bit of a hurry though.

    He adjusted quickly, and hasn't cried at all, but except for eating and taking him outside for the bathroom, all he does is sleep. I'm thinking it may be something to do with his breed, and/or age. He's a Golden Retriever, and 8 weeks old. My last pup was Pitbull, German Shep and Rotty cross but came home at around 13 weeks.

    I thought maybe yesterday it was ok, because he was travelling and it was a bit of a big thing to be away from his mother, but today seems just the same. Could there be something wrong, or am I just paranoid?

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    Hi Ori,

    No! get it checked out.

    Please take your puppy to your vet first thing tomorrow am for a check up.

    He should be drinking consistently, eating three meals a day, sleeping, and playing happily in between.

    Puppies can crash in moments once things grab hold. It is definately not worth any risk.

    Sorry for the terrible reply...my eyes are hanging out of my head atm...another huge day to say the least.

    B

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    Well his eating and drinking is fine, 3 meals, and drinking water like he should be. He just seems to be a quiet type. Though he was playing with his toys earlier tonight and chewing a bit, so I think he might still be adjusting. He's had his first shot and check-up, and the vet said he was fine, so I thought perhaps he might be a little affected by the heat and pining. Other than a lot of sleeping, everything else is fine.

    However, if need be, I will get him to the vet. Thank you.

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    The vet told us that puppies around 8 weeks old will sleep for about 14 hours out of 24 if they can! The heat will also make your pup tired.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ori View Post
    Well his eating and drinking is fine, 3 meals, and drinking water like he should be. He just seems to be a quiet type. Though he was playing with his toys earlier tonight and chewing a bit, so I think he might still be adjusting. He's had his first shot and check-up, and the vet said he was fine, so I thought perhaps he might be a little affected by the heat and pining. Other than a lot of sleeping, everything else is fine.

    However, if need be, I will get him to the vet. Thank you.
    Hi Ori,

    If he is eating three meals, drinking and playing in between this and sleeping he sounds ok. The other thing you can do is observe his toileting and check his poo's are healthy.
    Keep him inside during hot weather as this can really knock them about.
    Even small changes in diet needs to be done very slowly for puppies so they can adjust.
    It does take some time for puppies to adjust, esspecially after leaving Mum and sibblings.
    It is great he has had his first vaccination, but he wont be fully covered until he has had his third vac. Keep him at home with you until then and away from other dogs as there are some very common, deadly viruses that can be picked up.
    Hope this helps, good luck
    B

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    Hi Ori,
    Doug my Goldern Retriver (who is now 15 this year) is very very lazy and always has been, even as a Puppy he was dead lazy. I think it would be a combination of being a little shocked at being taken from the litter and also the heat. Thor my German Shepherd Puppy who is 9 weeks old, sleeps for most of the day and then does all his playing in the afternoon and early night. Good luck

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