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Contrary to what many believe, dogs, like humans, are subject to dealing with depression. Much like their human counterparts, canines can get sad, lazy and show reluctance when having to perform general day-to-day activities.

Similarly, the causes of depression bouts in dogs are brought upon them for many of the same reasons that they occur in humans. Personal traumas, chemical imbalances and changes in scenery are all known causes of the disorder. And although dog owners are often oblivious to the emotional stability of their animals, the mental health of canines is just as fragile as that of humans.

Some of the more common symptoms of depression in dogs include: refusal to play, loss of weight, no desire to eat or drink and a general moodiness. As with any form of mental disorders, noticing the indicators is a key first step in getting treatment.

While the general public may not notice the plight of dogs, veterinarians have long-since noted that depression cases are surprisingly common in animals. As a result, a number of anti-depressant drugs are available if the situation is serious enough to require it. The first step in attaining the proper medication for dogs, however, is seeing a trained specialist who can pinpoint whether or not the canine is actually dealing with depression.

Over the years a considerable amount of attention has been dedicated to the abuse and mistreatment of dogs, and why that is a heinous crime. Interestingly enough, though, the issue of mental health for dogs remains a topic that is rarely discussed. Hopefully, with more and more studies being conducted on the subject, depression in dogs will receive the type of attention and spotlight that it deserves.

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