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is my jack sick?

by JR
(St thomas, Ontario, Canada)

hey so I got gizmo from the humane society. I have had him for 4 years, they couldn't tell me his exact age so an educated guess is that hes about 6 years old. he has always been a laid back jack Russell, but recently hes been sleeping in so much that if I get out of bed, he stays in until I wake him up. I know sleeping lots could be a sign for heart problems, but he doesn't cough and hes still quite active when I have him outside.. its just while hes inside he sleeps his day away, even with toys and a second dog in the house.

is there something wrong with giz or is he just getting older?

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Dec 29, 2013
Jack sleeping a lot more
by: Peter

Any noticeable change in behavior is a good reason to bring your Jack into the vet. While it's not unusual for a Jack to sleep more as they get older it is a little unusual for you to have to wake your Jack up. It could be nothing or it could be something more like kidney stones, etc. - it never hurts to get it checked out.

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