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Canine Depression – Simple Boredom or Depression?

Just because your dog can’t talk this doesn’t mean he doesn’t have feelings. He can be depressed to. Sure, it is hard to determine that, but it can happen. Many people associate depression with boredom.

Depression or Simple Boredom?

In order to find the answer to that question, you may try to take the dog to a new exciting place. For example, you could take him to a new park and then play with him. If you try this and try to please him and you see no or little response, it could be dog depression.

But be patient and do this move with the dog at least 3 or 4 times and then draw the conclusion. If by the end of the week your dog shows no sign of improvement, then try with different type of food. After that you may assume it is depression. It is hard to figure out this disease.

Depression or a Lot of Bad Food?

Many people think that the pet food contains just what it says on the label. But the dog food may be treated with chemical before it arrives at that factory so the producer does not have to put those on the label. Food that is market “preservative free” or “all natural” may not be like that.

You may not have known but dog food kills more dogs than some diseases. A dog normally lives about 28 years. In our country, the US, this average is much lower because there is a lot of bad food on the shelves and the owners buy it. The bad food can seriously damage the mental and physical health of your loved pet. So, you may want to try to change the food is you notice some signs of depression. By changing the food you may notice signs of improvement. Do this for about 2 weeks and you should notice the changes.

Going to the Vet

If you notice changes in the dog’s mental or physical state, take him to the doctor. Make sure the vet check him properly and then he says what is going on with the pet. If the vet has checked the dog cleared him as a healthy dog, and then you notice some other symptoms, take the dog back to the vet. Many people say that dog depression can happen because of a chemical imbalance that happens in the brain.

This means the dog requires medication, just like in humans. There are many alternative medications and even some holistic treatments that can work for the dog. You should treat the dog depression with care because it can have long lasting effects. Besides the treatments, you should also change the diet, take the dog to new places, and the holistic approach. This is the way to cure him from depression. Treat the problem in time and the dog will be healthy for his rest of his life. The dogs do not have worries like us so their depression could be a little different than in humans.

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Read more about dog depression, symptoms of dog depression and treatment for dog depression at DogDepression.Net.

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