Dog Breeds That Suffer From Anxiety And Depression
Feb22

Dog Breeds That Suffer From Anxiety And Depression

Even though dogs are emotionally intelligent, they suffer from similar emotions as humans. The anxiety, which remains untreated for a long time, changes in depression. Depression was first identified in the early 1980s by Nicholas Dodman, a professor section head at Tufts University and program director at animal behavior department of clinical sciences. Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression The symptoms of anxiety are destructive behavior directed at home, self-inflicted trauma, inappropriate elimination, and excessive vocalization (whining, barking, or howling) only in the owner’s absence. The signs of depression are a loss of appetite, lack of interest, excessive sleeping and licking, and hiding from owners. Dog Breeds That Suffer From Anxiety And Depression Megan Cole in Dogs Can Experience Anxiety and Depression mentioned a study by U.K.’s Sainsbury Pet Insurance that shows that depression and anxiety are usually found in British feline and canine population. The reports show that in 2008, mental illness was found in 623,000 cats and dogs. Hyperactive and highly intelligent dog breeds suffer from mental illnesses most often. 1. Border Collie Border Collies are working dogs that are highly-intelligent and high energy dogs. They can perform amazing tricks and are highly trainable dogs. They can get bored easily and may indulge in destructive behaviors like ripping apart the pillowcases, damaging the doors and windows, etc. They are highly prone to suffering from separation anxiety, and if ignored for long, they can suffer from depression, which is equal to no more tricks, training, and love from your pooch’s side. You can hire a dog sitter when you are away from home. Involve him in performing different exercises and learning new tricks to tire the mental and physical energies. In case of separation anxiety, you can leave behind treat dispensing toys that require a puzzle to be solved or use a pet camera with treat dispenser to train your dog from afar. Did you know? Dogs are consistent in behavior. They keep knocking at the door of success until they achieve their goal. 2. Bichon Frise Bichon Frise is a perfect companion that loves to cuddle up in your lap or handbag. They are happy-go-lucky dogs and love to be the apple of your eye. However, as soon as you leave them alone, they can become aggressive and destructive. Their anxiety, when overlooked, can quickly change into depression. Desensitization and counter-conditioning can work well for Bichon Frise. Moreover, give them attention when you are home. 3. German Shepherd German shepherds are herding dogs that enjoy leading and directing others. They are obedient, trainable, and intelligent dogs. But, prolonged separation times and lack of adequate physical activity can cause...

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