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The day before I left for my Tokyo trip I took Ponyo to get her shots and check up (she only gained 0.2 oz since last month! So now she is a whopping 2.4 lbs!) Anyway, the vet I take her to is great, but as suspected the doctor speeks little english. I thought it was going to be quick like usual, so we went in when your name was called "Ponyo-san, Konichiwa. Domo." (A little Japanese action for ya all..lol) He looked her over, layed 3 injections on his side table, turned Ponyo head torwards me and told me to hold on to her, which her rear end facing him, and he began to inject her. She squealed and screamed and jumped around (like she always does) but she has never gotten more then one shot at one visit. I guess he mixes the others.
So anyway, since then Ponyo seems afraid of me! I know she thinks I hurt her. She would have no other reason to think diffrently. She would always come up to me and beg me to pick her up and now when she does come to be and I bend down, she runs away :smcry:It has been quite a while ago now, over a week and she still seems skiddish around me. Im SO upset over this. Any tips on her to get her to trust me again, I heartbroken!
 

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Bribe her with treats or whatever else you normally use to train her. Sounds like she needs to re-learn that Mommy=good things. :) She'll come around!
 

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I would suggest the NILIF (nothing in life is free) method---hand feed her. Don't do things that would give adverse reaction for now----give her space and we will pray that it will get better! :)
 

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Just try and act natural around her..poor thing, why did he do that? My vet always has a nurse to hold Rocky. I stand by...but don't touch him. I'm sure Ponyo will come around soon...she loves her:wub: mama.

The day before I left for my Tokyo trip I took Ponyo to get her shots and check up (she only gained 0.2 oz since last month! So now she is a whopping 2.4 lbs!) Anyway, the vet I take her to is great, but as suspected the doctor speeks little english. I thought it was going to be quick like usual, so we went in when your name was called "Ponyo-san, Konichiwa. Domo." (A little Japanese action for ya all..lol) He looked her over, layed 3 injections on his side table, turned Ponyo head torwards me and told me to hold on to her, which her rear end facing him, and he began to inject her. She squealed and screamed and jumped around (like she always does) but she has never gotten more then one shot at one visit. I guess he mixes the others.
So anyway, since then Ponyo seems afraid of me! I know she thinks I hurt her. She would have no other reason to think diffrently. She would always come up to me and beg me to pick her up and now when she does come to be and I bend down, she runs away :smcry:It has been quite a while ago now, over a week and she still seems skiddish around me. Im SO upset over this. Any tips on her to get her to trust me again, I heartbroken!
 

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Hand feed,lots of treats and playtime and lots of hugs and talking to her to sooth her. She'll come a round again. Next time insist the vet or a nurse hold her. Poor little thing.
Mine shake like crazy as soon as we pull up to the vet's ofice ,even if it's just to buy dog food...
 

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Oh no! :( I can see how that would be very upsetting for you! My vet always insists on having a nurse hold Bailey when she is checking him over, giving shots, etc...and she says that's because she doesn't want him to associate his mommy with anything negative. I always thought he might be more comfortable if I hold him, but now after reading your post, it makes more sense why she insisted on having the nurse holding him.

The others gave some great advice...lots of treats and praise should do the trick in no time! She also may still be in recovery mode from you being on your trip..? Maybe getting shots and then you being gone threw her off a bit, but I think she should be fine once she sees things are back to normal! (I know my Bailey took some time to get re-adjusted when I left town for a few days and left him with a friend...when I brought him back home, he had an upset stomach and was acting a bit off for a couple of days but was back to normal once he settled back in).
 

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great advice! and def don't hold Ponyo again if he asks you...tell him you want a vet tech to do it because of the way he acted last time. Ponyo's probably just a little confused because of that and then you were gone for awhile (maybe thinks you're mad). Maybe a special Ponyo and Mommy outting or two in addition to the extra hugs/love/cuddles... hope it gets back to normal soon ((((hugs))))
 

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Poor thing!!! Our vet takes the dogs outta the room when they do stuff like that. So they don't associate the bad things with you. Like they eve take him for nail trimmings. All they do in the room is talk to us, and examinne him. And well....temperatures, that's not pleasant hahah. But they won't do shots in there. I like that approach!
Poor Ponyo! She'll come around.
 

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Aww - poor Ponyo and poor you. I think she'll be fine with you soon. I would use treats but be careful about hand feeding. You don't want one type of unwanted behavior to be replaced by another and be a slave to hand feeding. I also would insist on only one shot at a time for our little ones. If they have any reaction you want to know what it's from. My vet spaced the shots and I came back a week later for each - she only charged for shots not extra visits. She had her nurse hold Tyler when he was getting shots. I like being in the room to find out what's being done to him (as I did with my infant son) so I don't like the idea of them being taken out for shots,etc. Sometimes we know our own little ones best (just like being at the groomer) and I like to see for myself how things are handled. Just keep pouring on the love and keep away from the butt:)
 

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great advice! and def don't hold Ponyo again if he asks you...tell him you want a vet tech to do it because of the way he acted last time. Ponyo's probably just a little confused because of that and then you were gone for awhile (maybe thinks you're mad). Maybe a special Ponyo and Mommy outting or two in addition to the extra hugs/love/cuddles... hope it gets back to normal soon ((((hugs))))
thank you! I was thinking the same. A few citys over there is a dog cafe / dog resort that I have been dieing to take the dogs to. BUT its just TO darn hot here to play outdoors like that, so I must wait untill Late Sept or early Oct at the earliest! Maybe a trip to a few pet stores tomorrow will put a puppy smile on her face :wub: thanks for the good idea!
 

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Wait!!!! I just gave rotten advice. Here's what you need to do :

1) Ship Ponyo to me and I will
2) Ship Daisy to you

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LOL good idea! But be ready for my little stinker to put up a good fight w/ your heart strings! She is a charmer and I will warn you, she will cause a severe love obsession! :thumbsup:
 

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Aww - poor Ponyo and poor you. I think she'll be fine with you soon. I would use treats but be careful about hand feeding. You don't want one type of unwanted behavior to be replaced by another and be a slave to hand feeding. I also would insist on only one shot at a time for our little ones. If they have any reaction you want to know what it's from. My vet spaced the shots and I came back a week later for each - she only charged for shots not extra visits. She had her nurse hold Tyler when he was getting shots. I like being in the room to find out what's being done to him (as I did with my infant son) so I don't like the idea of them being taken out for shots,etc. Sometimes we know our own little ones best (just like being at the groomer) and I like to see for myself how things are handled. Just keep pouring on the love and keep away from the butt:)
ugg..I know what you mean! When we started on raw the dogs loved it and would sit at my feet when I do their bi-weekly meal preps (cutting meat, trimming meat, bagging...) and I love the attention so I often slip them bites here and there threw my process. Which led to Ponyo only eating when I hand fed her! She is over it now, all it took was a meal or two that she ignored, then she got HUNGRY! lol I love my little stinker! :thumbsup:
 
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