I adopted my shih tzu on the 6/28 and he was just neutered on 6/27. Not knowing this the day i got him we went around to family and friends and he seemed to be normal. Since i've had him home he hasn't ate or had water. He moves slowly and appears to have a cold similar to a common cold. I'm worried he isn't going to improve. I plan on calling the pet rescue today and see what they say, but i was curious if anyone else had suggestions or advice or could relate to his behavior. I'm a first time dog owner so i'm not sure if i should panic or expect for him to get better and ride the storm out.
heh, my dog is a maltese cross shi tzu and i remember the day we got him neutered. this is normal. he probably had it late in the evening/at night and seeming he is walking around (though slowly) he should be fine soon.
i would set him up with a big comfy pillow (with a sheet if he is still drooling, lol). make sure he has water close by for when he is ready for it. if you have access to a plastic seringe (without the needle bit of course, just the sterile plastic case bit. for example, i can get my hands on them easily as i have a relative who is a nurse) then you can try putting water in his mouth. he might not let/want you to, don't force him. just make sure he either spits it out or swallows so he doesn't choke (depending on how lethargic he is).
he should be right as rain by tomorrow. if you are concerned then call the vet/PR, for sure. it might be a good idea just in case.