05.12.2021

10 Silent Signs Your Dog Is Depressed

While dogs can’t tell you exactly what they’re feeling, they can still show behaviours similar to human depression. If your vet has ruled out other health conditions, you might have a case of doggie depression on your hands.

1. Ignoring Playtime

A depressed dog won’t have the same energy levels that it used to, and its usual playtime and exercise won’t excite your pet as much.

“It could be that their favourite thing in the world was to throw a tennis ball, and all of a sudden they don’t want to do that,” says Virginia-based veterinarian Katy Nelson, DVM.

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