I have an excellent hunting dog. Six months ago she gave a birth to 8 pubbies and for a reason they all die. After that my dog is not active anymore. I am taking her on the field and she just stays by my side and does not do anytging. Please, somebody help me!
I suppose some sort of depression (physical or emotional) could be the cause. But as a veterinarian I would also want to rule out any sort of post partum infection after a little of dead puppies. Such an intrauterine infection can become chronic and cause any number of secondary problems.
Have your veterinarian examine her reproductive track for infection and perhaps even do a culture of any discharge to see if there is a lingering problem.
If it is a psychological depression, then I would think some gentle encouraging of her working in the field and upbeat playing at home would be your best bet.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.