Question from the dog owner:
"Hi! I have three vizsla dogs, Patti, Lili and Lui. They are healthy, young dogs, all three have lots of energy. However, Lui seems to be the only one who never tires. He always wants to play and is always active, even when we spend the whole day outside.
It's as if she has too much energy. Is this normal for a vizsla or should I do something about it?"
Answer from the vet:
"Hi! Firstly, I would like to say that vizslas are renowned for their energy and playfulness, so Lui's behaviour is not necessarily a cause for concern.
Vizslas are hunting dogs bred to work outdoors for long periods of time, so it's natural that they have a lot of energy.
Many vizsla owners find that their dogs need regular exercise and mental stimulation to keep them happy and balanced.
However, if you feel that Lui never tires and that this high energy level is interfering with her daily life or causing her stress, it's worth seeking the advice of a vet or dog behaviourist!
Lui may need more exercise than she is getting now, or more mental stimulation (e.g. agility training, search games, etc.).
It could also be that Lui has a health problem that is affecting her energy levels, such as an overactive thyroid, which could lead to increased activity!
Whatever the case, it is highly recommended that you consult a specialist in person to help you determine the cause of the problem and find the right solution.
I hope this answer helps you and that Lui will soon be more balanced!"