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I brought home an 8 week old English standard Golden

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I brought home an 8 week old English standard Golden Retriever Pup. He had 10 siblings and was around three adult dogs.
Within 48 hours he had quit eating and drinking. And howled, yelped, cried continuously. I didn’t know what to do!
I have raised English Cocker Spaniels (who had flown from Australia to Hawaii in the belly of a plane at 6 weeks!), German Shepherds, Belgian Malinois all pups-never a problem.
He was crying, almost screeching and I could do nothing--so I worried about a physical problem and took him to the vet. All normal--“Separation Anxiety--being separated from that home, breeder, mom, and 10 siblings. He’s been in the hospital for a day--supposed to get him tomorrow--I have NO IDEA WHAT TO DO!
I NEVER left him---but kept busy doing other things outside and in the house and he followed me around.
I’m lost. I don’t want to even pick him up tomorrow! The screaming echoes in my ears!
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Dog Training
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 10 months ago.

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 10 months ago.

Have you looked into doggy daycare for him so that he can socialize with other dogs?

Do you have any other pets within your home?

How much structured exercise is this puppy getting? (Running, jogging, playing tug with toys, etc. exercise to burn off energy).

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