Dog Mental Health

Written by Matthew Seigneur

Your dog’s mental health is just as important as their physical health. Keeping your dog happy and healthy is your main goal. Keeping your dog healthy also includes his mental well being. We will be talking about a few ofrepparttar mental problems that your dog can have and ways to help your dog with his mental health.

Do dogs get depressed?

Of course, dogs get depressed. They go through bouts of depression and you will notice your dog moping about and not wanting to play, only drinking small amounts of water, and you may even notice them losing a lot of weight. You want your dog’s mental health to be good, but how can you tell what is causing this depression?

After you have ruled out a physical aliment by taking your dog torepparttar 125775 vet; now you can look around and see what may be causing this change in your dog’s attitude and help get your dog’s mental health back on track.

Grief can cause depression in dogs just as it can inrepparttar 125776 human race. Has your dog lost a playmate recently? Maybe a dog downrepparttar 125777 street has moved away. Or mayberepparttar 125778 child in your family has gone off to college. Your dog longs for that companionship and now it is gone. If you have moved or have left your dog inrepparttar 125779 care of others while you were on vacation this can also berepparttar 125780 root of your dog’s depression. Start helping your dog enjoy life again. Give him extra attention and love. If he has lost his doggy playmate, take him torepparttar 125781 park or torepparttar 125782 doggie daycare so he can play with other dogs and maybe make a new friend that will help him over this depression. This may just pull him out of his depression.

Depression untreated can lead to more serious physical problems that you are sure to want to avoid. If you can not seem to bringrepparttar 125783 zing back into your dog’s life you may want to ask your vet for some anti-depression medicine.

Dog/Canine Arthritis

Written by Matthew Seigneur

Arthritis in canines is just as common as it is in humans. The type of arthritis associated with dogs is osteoarthritis which is caused byrepparttar degradation ofrepparttar 125774 cartilage within a joint.

Cartilage is what keepsrepparttar 125775 bones in a joint from rubbing together. Asrepparttar 125776 cartilage breaks down it causesrepparttar 125777 function ofrepparttar 125778 joint to reduce causing pain and stiffness.

Inrepparttar 125779 beginning canine arthritis is uncomfortable, but in severe cases it causes extreme pain asrepparttar 125780 bones are rubbing directly against each other.

Signs to watch for are favoring a certain limb repeatedly, trouble when sitting or standing, not as active, stiffness in their joints, reluctance to run or jump, and lethargy. There is no cure for canine arthritis yet, but there are several good treatments.

Pain relieving lotions are one ofrepparttar 125781 safest and best ways to ease your dogs pain associated with canine arthritis. Your vet may prescribe some medicine for swelling and discomfort.

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