Depression following lost in the woods ordeal
Most of you probably read my other thread about the three pups lost in the woods for a few days. Now that they are all found, two of the dogs seem to be just fine. Belle and Daisy are back to their old selves and seem to be doing fine, if not a bit clingy (to be expected I think). Cooper, however, seems to be depressed, possibly even scared. He wants nothing to do with my other two dogs, and he hardly moves at all unless he is offered food. I spoke with the vet and he will be seen on Friday to see if there is anything physically wrong with him, but right now he seems to be okay physically. It's almost like he is just afraid to try to do anything. When the other dogs are around the food bowls he just walks away and won't eat until they are gone, and he refuses to leave the porch until he is carried down. I know he CAN get up and down the steps, he just doesn't want to.
Anyone else out there have any experience with a lost dog acting like this when they return? Other than taking him to be checked out I'm not really sure what else to do with him. He just lays around all day, and this is a pup that wouldn't lay on the couch with us to save his life before this experience. He was always too busy bouncing off the walls and playing with the other two dogs. I'm really concerned about him; I don't want him to be ruined for life over one experience! :/ I'm probably just overreacting, but I don't want to lose a good dog over something like this.
A bad day hunting rabbits beats a good day of anything else!