Suffering from the Winter Blues or seasonal depression during the colder months can be an overwhelming experience every year, but can your beloved canine suffer from depression as well? The answer is yes, though dogs do not experience the full complexity of depression like humans experience. Here are some signs to watch out for in your dog if they seem to be acting different since the temperatures dropped this season.
- Lethargy or lack of energy
- Eating less than usual or not eating at all
- Drinking minimal amounts of water
- Withdrawn and not interested in play
If your dog is exhibiting these behaviors, the next step is to find the cause of their depression. Is this behavior new or does it happen seasonally with the weather? Some causes of depression in your dog could be: