Just like people, dogs can also suffer from depression. Unfortunately, it often goes undiagnosed, which is why it is so important to read this list closely and share it with all of your fellow doggy-lovers! Together, we can help to end this needless suffering!
1. Change in Behavior
Is your pup acting differently? Usually, when dogs are healthy, they are very social and happy. If your dog is acting more withdrawn, it can be a sign of depression. Does your dog curl up in the corner when you come home, instead of running to the door to see you? Or does your dog follow you around, but have limited interest in interacting? These are all signs to look for.
2. Less Active
Is your dog less active? Dogs usually have what seems like never-ending amounts of energy. But if your pup no longer begs you to throw a ball, or shows less enthusiasm when playing, it could be doggy depression.
3. Increase in Pacing Back and Forth
Does your dog pace back and forth in the same room? Or even wander from room to room, as if he / she can’t find a comfortable spot? A happy and healthy dog will not usually behave this way.