Friday, January 11, 2019

Can Your Dog Get Depressed?

Depressed dog, credit to Sarah Knapton

Can Your Dog Get Depression? The answer is yes. Like human beings, dog may get depressed as well. Clear signs of depressed dogs are (Mitrokostas, 2018) :
- changes in sleep patterns than usual
- no appetite to eat
- withdrawn behaviors
- licking and chewing a lot
- less wagging the tail

Knapton (2017) adds that common symptoms of depresion are “being less playful, followed by being less sociable with people, restlessness, decreased appetite, and interacting less with other dogs.”

The question then, what cause dogs depression? The main factor is that disruption of their routines or major changes in their daily activities. The disruptions or major changes may lead to their mood problems.

Some disruptions or major changes that may cause dog depressed are:
- change ownership
- long period of enclosure
- changes in daily rules

How to overcome your depressed dogs? Some experts suggested to make your dogs as comfortable and healthy as possible. Your friendly attitudes and an extra attention will help too. Just simple!

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References
Knapton, S. 2017. How to spot if your dog is depressed, and what you can do about it. The Telegraph. Retrieved from https://www.telegraph.co.uk/ science/2017/07/20/spot-dog-depressed-can-do/

Mitrokostas, S. 2018. Signs your dog might be depressed, according to an expert. Retrieved from https://www.msn.com

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  1. interesting, never realized they could get depressed.

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  2. I don't like the idea of sad dogs.

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  3. A very interesting subject, I had never thought that dogs could be depressed.
    Have a nice weekend
    All the best
    Maria
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  4. Very informative post! The dog in the picture looks indeed depressed, and should get the right treatment.

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  5. Ich habe dies bei einem Hund erlebt, dessen Herrchen ganz plötzlich verstarb. Es war richtig schlimm.

    Dir ein gutes Wochenende
    mit lieben Grüßen
    Rachel

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  6. Ese gran amigo del ser humano y a veces tan incomprendido.
    Buen articulo.
    Feliz fin de semana.

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  7. I believe ALL animals have mood swings. I read a great book about elephants...weeping.

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  8. Dogs need lots of love and play time. It is sad to see a dog in a depressed state.

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  9. I believe that. When my husband went on a trip for a few days our dog started howling during the day and always wanted to be near me. I gave him extra love and attention and he was fine. But when hubby came back our dog was so happy to see him.

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  10. Aw, such a good reminder for us to appreciate our beloved dogs :)
    Thank you, Tanza!

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  11. I believe this. We once had our at on Prozac. Thanks for visiting me!

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  12. I've heard that people even give their dogs the same anti-depressants we humans use. That, I wouldn't do. But love and nurturaing heals all of us.
    Be well and have a peaceful 2019.

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  13. Hello, are you fine? Me, too, thanks.

    Animals are like (the) persons, so, they can get depression.

    They ONLY need attention and love.

    Hugs. Good week-end.

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  14. If something can feel affection, it can certainly feel the darker feelings. And puppies are so sensitive.

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  15. My dog was depressed when he came to me - he was very sad about the change of ownership at the beginning. And it took a time till he accepted me as his new "owner".

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  16. OF course a dog can get depressed - I said that to myself before I read on :)

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  17. Depressed, woof woof, OF COURSE they can.

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  18. Hi Tanza, Many thanks for stopping by Pen and Paper.

    It's surprising how many of these things our furry friends share with us. Our friends cat has IBS and our dog suffered with separation anxiety whenever she was away from us so it's no surprise dogs get depressed.

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  19. All animals can get depressions. My son's cat got one because she couldn't go out anymore, and stopped eating. She was not made for a flat. so she arrived here where she has a garden and now she is happy and 19 years old !

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  20. A really good - and important - post, Tanza!
    I are always believed animals are just as prone to depression as we humans.
    An animal should be treated as well as we would a child, should be nurtured and loved. They have feelings too.

    Thank you for this. I'm sure it will make a lot of people think!😊😊

    Have a great day!

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  21. I think that dogs experience pretty much the same range of emotions as humans.

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  22. I hope my dogs don't get depressed.

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      Knapton, S. 2017. How to spot if your dog is depressed, and what you can do about it. The Telegraph. Retrieved from https://www.telegraph.co.uk/ science/2017/07/20/spot-dog-depressed-can-do/

      Mitrokostas, S. 2018. Signs your dog might be depressed, according to an expert. Retrieved from https://www.msn.com

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  23. I think all animals can get depressed. My kitties show lots of emotions and I sure don’t want them to get depressed. xo

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  24. That's sad that dogs can get depressed, but I'll have to remember that if I ever get a dog. They're the best companions, and I've been wanting a Dachshund lately.

    I hope the new year is being good to you.

    ~Sheri

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  25. Me gusta aprender cosas nuevas y los animales tienen sus penas.
    Gracias por compartirlo
    Besucos

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  26. I think all animals experience pretty much the same range of emotions as humans. My guinea pig was depressed when her mate died.

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  27. Dear Tanza, Thank u very much for an important post. I believe any animals can get depressed as long as they have hearts. Humans should respect each creature on the earth. Best wishes, Sadami

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  28. I'm no expert but I think all animals can get depressed …

    All the best Jan

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