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I'm really worried and feel a little guilty even though it's not really my fault. Well I was going to bed and I shut the lights off and I had put him on my bed, which he was just sitting.In like 2 seconds after the lights go off he walks to the edge of the bed and falls /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/rotatesmiley2.gif. He yelped of course and he was shaken up about it. I was just holding him and trying to make sure he was ok. Poor thing was scared and walked out of my room to go to the bed in the living room /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/blush.gif. I wish i wouldn't have put him in the bed and shut off the lights ugh. Anyhow he ended up walking back with me and slept fine. This morning he was just a tad out of it, but he wasn't shaking but not as usual. I guess I'll call the vet this morning. I feel awful.
 

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He will be OK. Unless he is in distress or pain today, save the bucks and don't call the vet. Just chalk this experience up to learning. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif
 

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I am sure he will be fine. I have a really high bed and the dogs have fallen off before. If he continues to be a little off, I would get him checked out but he will probably be ok. Things like that happen, they are clumsy little buggers. LOL
 

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Don't beat yourself up, I'm sure he'll be fine. Take the advice of the above posters and wait to see how he's doing before making a vet trip.
 

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I'm sure Marco will be fine. Daisy did that when she was 12 weeks old or so. I put her on the bed and she decided to get a case of "the zoomies" but she learned the hard way that the bed is not infinite and she fell off too. She was shaken up, but was just fine after a few minutes.
 

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Please don't beat yourself up - we cannot prevent ALL accidents to the furkids. I live in a 3 story house. A few weeks ago Joe fell from the top step to the basement stairs all the way down and landed on his back. Scared the /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/eyes.gif out of ME - but he picked himself up and was fine. Since it was at night and we don't have an emergency vet here - and he seemed okay, I decided to wait until morning - gave him a doggie aspirin and he didn't even appear to be sore the next day. IF he'd been limping or seemed to be in pain, of course, I would have called the vet regardless of the time of night. We only have one vet in town and unless it's truly an emergency I don't call him out in the middle of the night. I'm just surprised with the amount of stairs in the house (and out in front) that more falls don't take place here! They tend to congregate at the top of the stairs by the doors! I'm even surprised they haven't made ME fall down the stairs!
Glad your baby seems fine!
 

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Thanks guys. The only reason I'm really freaking out is because of everything he's been through, my niece had dropped him and he was in pain. He had finished all his medicine like week n 1/2 ago. I just went home for lunch and he seemed fine. One thing though, which I don't think has anything to do with him falling is that he didn't really want to eat his food. He looked up at me huffing and barked like he didn't care to eat it anymore. I guess it's because I'm just feeding him the dry because I don't have anymore of the canned food. I usually would mix it but when I don't he would still eat it.
 

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Missed that one.... I hope he is okay now.

I understand the guilt feelings and wanting to protect him, but try not to show him that you feel sorry for him or hug him and reassure him immediately after he falls (they ARE clumsy) or bumps into something and yelps for a few seconds. They are really quick learners and he will associate this with you comforting him. It might interfere with him being a secure pup and make him scared and very fearful.

Again, I understand how you feel, and what I do is just make sure Chloe is fine when something happens and carry on as if nothing happened. She is much much much less clumsy now that she is almost out of puppyhood...

Naturally, if you feel something is wrong - call the vet immediately.

Hugs to sweet little Marco
 

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Now he's not going to my room at all. Well last nite we were playing in the hallway and he bumped against the wall w/ his muzzle. He was fine, it was nothing but he just left the hallway immediately so now he won't even go in the hallway, just living room and outside/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/exactly.gif. I'm still worried about him. He's like slowed down and not playing much since. He's not chewing on shoes or much else. I'm so confused. AGAIN. He doesn't seem in pain but who knows. He goes for his last round of shots next fri. I wonder if I should just wait a week and see what happens.
 

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Ok - I'm gonna look at it from the other way of what other people have said but remember - I am THE worrier of all worriers. I just re-read your intro so little Marco is now about 10 - 11 weeks old? The fact that some of his usual puppy playfullnes and other behaviors have changed - I probably would be tempted to call the vet.

When I got Shiloh (about 8 weks old), we stopped at my cousin's on the way home to show him off. As we were leaving, Shiloh wiggled out of my arms and fell onto the gravel driveway - needless to say- I was really scared. The rest of the day I watched him really close - lookin/watching for ANY changes but there never were any. Shiloh kept eating - drinking - pottying - playing - no changes. That is why I never did call the vet. On the other hand, you aare noticing some minor changes in Marco. Definitely if he is not eating his usual meals or going potty like he did then I would at least call the vet.
 

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I hear you Kim, I worry sooo much. He'll be 13 weeks tomorrow. Well to my relief he was playing, biting, chewing and acting just normal today. As far as his appetite, I just think he doesn't want 3 full meals but he ate 2 full meals today. It's odd, I think he is just very sensitive. Maybe it's just moods. I guess I expected him to want to follow me everywhere and want to be out his cage all the time. He seems real comfortable in there now, and I think he's quite independent, although he is affectionate and very sweet. I signed him up to some training/obedience classes starting in 2 weeks. I'm excited
 

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/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/yay.gif So glad to hear Marco is doing better and eating well. It is so hard on us doggy parents to just stand by and watch and not know how we can make it better - just let time make things better - we want things NOW. I was reading what you said about Marco liking his independence but can be affectionate - that sounds so much like Shiloh was as a puppy - and how he still is. I have found that Shasta is my baby and not quite the independent one that Shiloh is - she is a little more clingy to me. Here is a pic I took of Shiloh shortly after I brought him home-


This is a pic I took of Shasta the day I first met her-


As long as Marco continues playing and eating good, I probably would not call the vet unless that changes. I would mention it though when you take him in for his shots.

Ok - gotta go get ready for bed. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/doh.gif
 

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how friggin adorable! too cute. He's fine now, thank goodness i didn't take a trip to the vet.
 

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Great looking pups they were and super good looking beags they are /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/doh00000.gif

I'm glad Marco is okay!
 

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Kioko is very affectionate, but she is NOT a mommy follower. She is fiercely independant...almost cat-like that way, actually...and so she can seem somewhat aloof. She's such a cuddler, though. If you want beagle luvvins from her, all you have to do is pick her up and put her on your lap or on the sofa next to you and she'll just flop down and let you pet/scratch for a LONG time. She even full-out sleeps on laps. For all that, though, she doesn't necessarily want to be attached to me all the time, and she doesn't have an intense desire to please.

These are pretty basic qualities of the beagle breed...some call it "beaglishness."

Marco is a lovely pup, and as long as he's affectionate, playful and eating well, I wouldn't worry too much about the rest.
 
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