A Long Winter Can Give Anyone The Blues, But What About My Dogs?
Not a bad weekend, weather wise, in central Montana. The snow is melting. Sun was shining and we didn't have to get bundled up to stay warm. Just thinking about Spring puts a smile on my face. It has been a long winter. I think everyone can agree on that.
I know my dogs are ready for warmer weather. Getting out and doing some exploring. Walking along the river and walking in the river too. They have been cooped up longer than any of us. Do dogs get depressed? Can a long winter give them the doggy blues?
Yes. Dogs can suffer from depression, just like we do. There are many different reasons a dog can become depressed, and it is our job to recognize that our loved fur baby is depressed. Then it is also our job to try to avoid the depression in the first place.
I did some digging into this and have come up with the top 5 signs of doggie depression. Of course, there are more than 5 signs but ultimately you know your 4 legged pal better than anyone else, so when something seems off, then something is most likely off. You would also know best when it comes to getting that happy dog back into your life. You know the treats, games, and how to show affection to your best friend.
Just remember, if winter has given you the blues this year, you might not be the only one suffering. Be sure to check on those 4 legged critters because they always check on you.
Top 5 Signs You May Have A Depressed Dog And What To Do About It