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Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What is the matter with the dog?

Hi we have the head to Irish terrier‘s for the last 15 years. Unfortunately the male died a couple of months ago just as the female was undergoing an operation on her ear the male dog name knuckles just died at the hospital from old age. . So the female name knockout came home to find that she couldn’t hear very well & her brother, whom she had spent nearly every minute of the day from birth was gone she couldn’t hear very well& she was in terrible pain. Ugh. So now she sits in front of a mirror looking at herself. We are worried she must be in a terrible funk and feels lost without her brother. We’d appreciate any suggestions on what you might recommend we can do to help her — we’d like to get another dog soon, would that help her adjust, or is a puppy a bad idea given knockout’s age, Mant thanks for your help and advice! Beth and Joe

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Dog Trainer should know about the dog?

She’s a terrier so can be a bit unpredictable with other dogs, she’s in pretty good health given her age, prone to moles and fatty Choctaw and lipomas on her body.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Thank you!!

I am so very sorry for your loss, I know how difficult it can be to transition for a dog after this length of time without their partner

- Leash walks frequently 10-15 minutes if she is up for it to redirect her energy to a healthy place
- Treats that keep her busy like kongs with peanut butter frozen in them
- In my experience another dog (the right dog or puppy) can really make a huge difference to a dog suffering from this type of loss. A puppy gives this senior pet a purpose and direction. I can tell you my senior German Shepherd turned into another dog after I got another puppy for her to play with. She had energy and interaction with me like she hadn't had in a while and I have seen the same with my patients as well
- Get back into a regular routine with her attention and daily exercises which for a senior dog is critical

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