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Overnight u explained lethargy

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We have a lively 6-mo old boxer puppy. He loves to play with his squeaky toys and play tug and run zoomies and overall just have fun! He completed 8 weeks of puppy training last week and does well for his age aside from seeing every dog as a potential playmate. He spends time outdoors but mostly indoors in the AC when it’s hot. All of a sudden, overnight, he became lethargic. Listless. Not interested in his toys. He will eat and his pee and poop are normal. We brought him to our vet. He was a little livelier with her and her staff. He checked out fine. Bloodwork normal. He came home and spent the rest of the day sleeping.
We are fearful something is terribly wrong. Any thoughts? He is up to date on all vaccines. We watch him like a hawk and don’t believe he’s gotten into anything dangerous,
Many thanks!
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Sorry Good you had vet check, I guess I would just keep an eye on him, he should perk up. If he doesn't I'm sure the vet already told you to bring him back in for further investigation. These guys certainly can keep us going.
Could he have eaten something? Are all his toys in one piece? I would never leave my guys outside alone at any time when they were pups as they were into eating anything they could find in the yard mulch sticks ect so they always were supervised. It seems odd these symptoms came on all of a sudden which makes me think that I would watch his stools and maybe get an x-ray of his guts to make sure no foreign bodies.
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Lethargy stems from the mind. Studies prove that rarely, very rarely does physical nature of work tire us. Even the tiredness we may develop, is usually gone with proper rest.

What tires us, is the mental resistance to doing something. Your brain will find every possible mediocre excuse to not do it. It is the nature of the mind. It resists any change. The Law of Inertia.

However what you can do is, use the same Law of Inertia to your benefit. If starting something is tough, then according to the same law, stopping once you have started is also tough. The cue here is to start. Start doing. One small step, then another, then some more. Don't get bogged down by unnecessary details and the number of steps you have to take. Don't think. Focus on that one small step. Give it your entire attention. Slowly you will gain momentum. Then it becomes easier and easier.
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