Category Archives: Depression and Anxiety

Dog Depression: Causes and Cures

George and Fritz — two canine littermates — spent their entire lives together. In the mornings they squabbled over the tastiest bowl bites. Sufficiently fueled, they then seemed to collaborate on clever schemes, like stealing tennis shoe laces or sneaking into forbidden places. They went on walks together, played and napped side by side. This […]

How Do I Know If My Dog Is Stressed?

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Unfortunately, often we misinterpret these signals by punishing our dogs when we should comfort them and by giving off body language of our own that would be considered offensive in the dog world, such as bending over or staring at them. Norwegian dog trainer Turid Rugaas, author of On Talking Terms with Dogs: Calming Signals (Dogwise […]

Tis’ the Season…for Dog Depression

While many scientists now acknowledge that dogs and other mammals experience some emotions, such as disgust, anger, fear and even happiness, the emotional roots of other behaviors are not as clear-cut. For example, is your dog showing sympathy when you’re crying by laying its head on your lap, or is it seeking comfort from you? […]

The Main Causes and Treatments of Depression in Dogs

While depression is not recognized as a medical condition in dogs, that doesn’t mean that your dog cannot have depressive symptoms. In fact, symptoms of dog depression may indicate a larger medical condition, and therefore should be monitored carefully. What Are The Symptoms of Depression in Dogs? The main things that usually alerts owners to […]