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border collie: My 14..She weighs 31 lbs...) from local shelter

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My 14 month old border collie (Maggie) was just fine until Sunday 10/5. She weighs 31 lbs. On Friday we brought home a puppy (border colie) from local shelter. Maggie played with puppy and us and bounced around as usual. She was given her Interceptor Saturday. She also grabed and ate her brothers (80 lb Coonhound). We called the hotline and they stated not to worry unless some discomfit signs appear. Monday morning she refused to eat breakfast and has eaten only 1 meal since. She will not take her milkbones (that she normally wolfed down). She drinks limited water. She is lethargic (almost depressed). She plays with the puppy but only for short periods. She will not play with her toys (tugging with us). It is like she wants to play but just doesn't feel like it. We took her to the vet on Wed and he put her on Metronidazole and Droncit (puppy has a tapeworm). She is NOT feeling right and not acting right. What are we missing?
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  ZooCVT replied 11 years ago.
 Is she eating normally and just acting depressed? What tests did the vet do prior to putting her on those meds? 

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