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This is kinda random but I just need to tell someone this. Whenever my puppy even has a little risk of getting sick I go crazy! I get so stressed out and it honestly ruins my mood and my everyday tasks! There is lots of good things about getting a dog but if you don’t want to be worried and concerned all the time maybe a dog isn’t for you!
 

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Kids will be kids and, dogs will be dogs. In either case growing up means trips to the doctor (vet) now and then. Either they got sick or got hurt, or both sometimes. You have a kid or a dog, it isn't if you'e going to need to take them to a doctor or hospital, it's when you'll need to take them.

Do your best to keep your puppy safe and healthy and, relax.

Getting pet health insurance may help you relax. I have it through the ASPCA for all of mine. It won't cover preventative or well pet care like vaccines and parasite control but, it will cover illness and injury. Traditionally, you pay then the insurance reimburses you. My vet will let me pay the regular office visit fee, give me the entire bill so that I can send it in and, let me pay him when I get the reimbursement check in a few weeks. At least they are covered when accidents happen.
 

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We too worry about our fuzz balls health. She was absolutely healthy for over eight years, then suddenly developed an auto-immune disorder, which we have been dealing with for the past several months. She is responding to the medication, suffering from side effects, and we are in the process of weaning her off the meds, a very long process. We are hopeful and encouraged by the neurologist whose care she is under, but only time will tell.
 

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This dog was sick most of the time as a pup, as long as you have a good vet things tend to work out well.

I get your worry, for me I was terrified that Echo had behavior issues and that she was going to swallow things that would kill her. In my case it was my underlying anxiety issue taking over. I had a new thing to activate my super sensitive threat response. If this is also the issue for you I strongly recommend seeking a psychologist's opinion regarding coping mechanisms.

Vets love it when you ask questions, if you are worried why not schedule an appointment to go through your fears? They'll have the most up to date info about your particular area. A good trainer is a very handy resource too.

As you can see despite the health issues as a pup Echo is now the picture of health. Even if she wasn't we'd work within her abilities to create the best quality of like we are able to.

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Some coping mechanisms for puppy blues:

1. get out of the house! Put the puppy in a safe place, I used an ex-pen with a crate in it, and do something you enjoy. I went for a walk twice a day and spent at least an hour in a cafe nursing a milkshake because these things soothed me.

2. Write down exactly what is bothering you. This will be hard if your threat response is active, fight, flight or freeze does not leave you a lot of frontal lobe power to examine issues.

3. Post here! People have been super supportive here and it's one of the things that got me through puppy blues.
 

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My puppy just recently got VERY sick and almost died, so I've been feeling that a lot lately. I homecook all his food now, and don't really let him play unsupervised ever. It stresses me out so much. Especially knowing that one day I'm going to hopefully have real human children and I imagine it's going to be the same thing with them but probably worse lol.
 
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