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How do I know if my dog is sad?


How do I know if my dog is sad? Usually, a dog is the faithful companion who is with us when emotional ups and downs and brings us joy with his mere presence. However, he may become sad and it is important not to miss the signs as he needs our attention

Every owner must take care of the welfare of his pet, in all aspects of his life.

It should be remembered that, owning an animal involves being responsible for its quality of life, that’s why many owners come to feel like parents of their pets.

What makes my dog sad?

Dogs (and in general all pets) can get sad for various reasons, maybe some unrelevant sight, we should keep in mind is that they do not have the same as humans to comfort themselves, therefore it is not easy for them to deal with c on their emotions.

For example, when an experimentation changes sharply in the home may come to feel a stressed and sad feeling. For her, change is difficult to understand and therefore to accept. In view of this, it is necessary to try to pay attention to it and distract it so that the attention of the ‘problem’ is affecting it. You have to be able to get used to change.

Common causes

  • Loss of a loved one.
  • Loneliness and inattention, in which loneliness and inattention are found.
  • Stress from changes in your environment.
  • Health problems.
  • Psychological pregnancy (in females).

Unlike physical injuries, sadness is not always easy to notary, so we have to pay attention to the sense of our pet.

Signs of sadness

  • Attitude (you can get to deserve its owners come to go to your call with fear).
  • Apathy and avoidance of any interaction (both with humans and with other animals).
  • Hyperactivity (take a run, jump or move in some abrupt and fast way for no reason).
  • Destructive tendencies (breaking or biting objects, messing things up)
  • Intelligent sleep (spends many hours than normal sleeping or at your resting place).
  • Inapetence (you hardly eat or refuse to eat altogether).
  • In more advanced cases, commit suicide.

When a dog is present sad, it usually shows all the signs above escaloqués, together; which is why, depression is often more evident.

How do I know if my dog is sad?
How do I know if my dog is sad?

What can I do to help my pet?

When a dog is sad, the best thing to do for him is to distract him. Pay attention to it, pamper him, go leicilosins and try to play with the

Of course, they greatly favor excursions and walks, as exercise and outdoor exploration helps them release tension.
And while amazing, a good way to help our friend out of sadness is to encourage him to learn a new trick.

In this sense, memory and obedience exercises help you feel useful. Of course, you have to take into account the age of the pet and the methods used in teaching the trick.

But there is no need to overwhelm or over-pressure. When a dog is sad, it will cost a little more than usual to learn certain tricks (such as kicking or getting dead), so you have to know how to give them time and not quarrel with them too much for not achieving the task.

It is also very convenient to make small adjustments to your routine. For example, instead of placing the same brand of food on it, we may introduce some variation or offer you some other alternative. For example, the warm chicken broth usually likes dogs a lot.

Sadness is something that, with affection and a little attention can be overcome over time. The most important thing is to support our pet and let her know that we are there to help her.


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