Signs Of Depression You Should Not Ignore In Your Dogs

Depression is something that one should never take lightly just like humans it is getting very common in dogs. We often see our dogs being upset about something, but we tend to ignore it as we think he will be fine in some time but that’s not always the case. Depression needs to be handled with compassion and love you will have to be very gentle if you want to go to the root of the problem.

WHAT CAUSES DEPRESSION?

Dogs often show symptoms of withdrawal when you first get him home they’ll not like you touching them or holding them. This is because this is the first time since they are born that they are separated from their mothers. Many times traumas like the death of their owners could be very traumatic for them they keep on searching their owners everywhere just like other family members in the house they also grief at the loss. Often after such situations, they wouldn’t interact with anyone in the house or will hide somewhere in the dark. If you ever have 2-3 dogs at your home there are possibilities that all of them bond very well with each they play together, go on walks etc in such cases death of one of their companions can cause huge destruction in their brains.

SYMPTOMS OF DEPRESSION:-

  • Loss Of Appetite
  • Withdrawal from loved ones
  • Avoid going out
  • Change in sleep patterns
  • Pains in body
  • Frequent headaches
  • Weight change
  • Sadness

In humans, depression takes a lot of time before one is fully cured with the help of medical help and the right medicines. But in dogs, it takes 6 months or a year. You should quickly consult his vet if you notice any of the above-mentioned symptoms before it gets more drastic.

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