Yes, Your Dog Can Get Depressed — Here Are the Signs to Watch Out For
Yes, it's possible for dogs to get depressed — and they often exhibit similar signs to humans when they're not feeling their best. And while you probably can tell when your dog is feeling off, how do you know if it's just a bad mood or something more serious? If your dog is battling depression, they might not exhibit the same energy, appetite, or playfulness as they once did. So if something seems "off" with your dog (maybe they're not greeting you at the door, covering you in kisses, or engaging with their favorite toys), you'll want to check in with your vet to get down to the bottom of it. Once pinpointed, with a little help, your furry BFF can get back to their happy, loving selves. Read on for some common indicators that your dog may be depressed — and what to do to help them get through it.