A few Concerns

We have been settling into our new home now and its been 2 weeks. Chance has been acting a little odd and we thought it was due to the stress of moving.
He paces back and forth for hours wimpering. He will run to one end of the house and look out the window and wimper then run to the other end of the house and wimper again. When he finally settles down he will curl up next to us and shake a little as if he has a chill.
When I spoke with a few people about his behavior I was told he was just stressed due to the new environment and in time he will settle down.
He doesn't really eat much now either and he is looking rather skinny. His spine is starting to become more defined and ribs are showing. He nibbles here and there but thats about it.
Stool is fine and he is playful towards our pup Kiya. Kiya is showing that she is more dominant than he is. She really takes a beating from Chance but puts him right back in his place.
Chance gets nutered this weekend as well so im sure that will be more added on stress.
He seems healthy, alert and in good spirits. We can tell his ego is hurt. He has always been top dog in the house and now with having a tri, Kiya preatty much doesn't like when Chance gets any form of attention. She will try to ween herself in and get all the lovin. We make it a point to give Chance some extra attention but its hard because we do not want to act as if we "favor" one and not the other.
Chance and Kiya play together but you can still sense this slight tension in the air. Chance is still trying to adjust to this new pup in his house.

@Vanessa:

We have been settling into our new home now and its been 2 weeks. Chance has been acting a little odd and we thought it was due to the stress of moving.
He paces back and forth for hours wimpering. He will run to one end of the house and look out the window and wimper then run to the other end of the house and wimper again. When he finally settles down he will curl up next to us and shake a little as if he has a chill.
When I spoke with a few people about his behavior I was told he was just stressed due to the new environment and in time he will settle down.
He doesn't really eat much now either and he is looking rather skinny. His spine is starting to become more defined and ribs are showing. He nibbles here and there but thats about it.
Stool is fine and he is playful towards our pup Kiya. Kiya is showing that she is more dominant than he is. She really takes a beating from Chance but puts him right back in his place.
Chance gets nutered this weekend as well so im sure that will be more added on stress.
He seems healthy, alert and in good spirits. We can tell his ego is hurt. He has always been top dog in the house and now with having a tri, Kiya preatty much doesn't like when Chance gets any form of attention. She will try to ween herself in and get all the lovin. We make it a point to give Chance some extra attention but its hard because we do not want to act as if we "favor" one and not the other.
Chance and Kiya play together but you can still sense this slight tension in the air. Chance is still trying to adjust to this new pup in his house.

I'd say give it some time ~V~. It's a lot for him in a short period of time…...new house, new family member. I'd keep an eye on how much food he eats, but I wouldn't get overly concerned just yet.

Vanessa-my little guy C3PO just went through the same thing. Almost identical circumstances and symptoms except there's no new pup in our new house. But we just increased his food & TLC & tried to keep up the same routine we did in the old house. It's 4 months later & he is just now starting to adjust. 🙂 Hang in there!

And since he was the first in the house, he should be greeted first, fed first, petting first… Kiya needs to learn "manners"... yes, I know that is pretty hard for a B puppy and a Tri at that... and remember you through a lot at Chance, moving, new puppy and now neutering...
Do some special stuff with him, take him for a walk by himself, do some OB training with just him...let him know that in your book he is still #1

My guess is it's the stress of everything, but mostly the move. He seems tense in the new house – the pacing/whining -- to me that says "uncomfortable, looking for familiar".
I'd agree that special time with him would be in order.

and if he doesn't start eating soon, I would add a little something to his food to make it irresistible --Jazz went "off her food" a bit when Keoki came. I just started adding a little garlic powder and water to her food to give it a little "yummy" factor, and she started cleaning her bowl. After a week or so {can't recall exactly}, she would eat her plain food just fine. An egg also entices mine to eat.

Good luck. Poor little guy......

You really shouldn't treat them both equally - first dog first is always a good rule of thumb.

My daughter bought a house and moved in this week and her basenji is having a difficult time of it as well - too much too different - but she's getting it. Kristen had put vinyl down in a small office in the lower level and made it a 'dog room' Thumper has a big pen with warm cozy things, lots of toys and her varikennel should she need to be alone in her cave. IN the previous house she had the run of the house but until Kris is sure that she knows the rules on where to stand if you want to potty, etc - she'll be confined there when no one is home.

She is not amused with Pergo floor - too slippery!

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