What To Do if Your Dog is Sad or Depressed

Like humans, some dogs can occasionally suffer from bouts of depression and melancholy. And if your dog’s behavior changes, even if you suspect you know why, it’s a good idea to first of all check in with your vet and make sure your dog’s sad mood does not signal a medical problem. Read more to find out what to do next.

The good news is, dog sadness usually doesn’t last long!

If your dog has a temporary case of the blues, you can comfort them and help change their mood by doing something positive together. For example:

  • Play with a favorite toy
  • Go for a brisk walk
  • Set up a doggy playdate with another canine friend
  • Go for a ride in the car
  • Offer a special treat

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