Q. My dog hasn't gotten out of her bed in three days, we just got a new dog about a week ago and I was wondering if she could just be sad about the pup

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A. She needs to be seen by a veterinarian. Even with a new dog in the house this is not normal. It is important that you do not treat her any different now that the new pup is in the house, ie you need to give her just as much attention as before. But as I said, not leaving the bed is not normal and she needs to be seen by a veterinarian.

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