Depressed dog in residence

@ruby222 (4848)
September 16, 2008 5:59pm CST
I have noticed there is a certain air of lethargy surrounding my little dog today,when I look at him he looks as though he needs some anti depressants.He has had to be coaxed from his chair to venture into the garden to have a wee.In fact he just looks thoroughly miserable!!Have any other Mylotters noticed that their pet sometimes looks depressed,or is my little chap alone in his misery???
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@Humbug25 (12551)
17 Sep 08
Hey ruby222 Sounds like your dog is as fed up with this weather as we are!! I wouldn't want to go and have a wee outside in this weather either!!
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@ruby222 (4848)
17 Sep 08
I should hope not either rofl.but he is fine now,all is well in his world again!but as he is an old dog we always tend to worry when he is off colour,but his tail is wagging his bowl is empty,and he is sleeping peacefully in his chair.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
17 Sep 08
awwwww bless
@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
17 Sep 08
[i]Hi ruby, I know that is common to our dogs..They are like human beings who have ups and downs..I noticed that also in our dog and no matter how will I play to him, he will just stare at me and then try to communicate me with his tail but the eyes looks sad! In times like that, I will allow him to just be alone and rest and then provide food then after an hour or two, he will revive the energy again and ready to play again![/i]
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@ruby222 (4848)
17 Sep 08
Hi che,well like humans they get fed up too,and he is an lod dog ,bless him,and im sure that there are days when he just feels tired.i sometimes wonder if its my fault relly,when he has a really good day I take him for a long walk,and maybe I shouldnt really,as he might be suffering from the after effects,but hes a lot better today.
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• United States
18 Sep 08
ohh..good to hear about that ruby!
17 Sep 08
Ruby,my hamster has been down on the dumps too,he has been in his little box inside of his cage for a day or so now,and no matter how I call him he wont come out.He is just a baby hamster,a russian one,but he is really cute,he peddles on his wheeel and plays for ages.But the weather could be having an effect on your dog?its not been to clever recently ,and im sure thats animals moods are affected by the dull weather conditions as well as humans are.I would imagine that he is just either feeling his age or just feeling that he cant be bothered,but maybe you could take him somewhere for a good walk,let him smell something different,they love new smeels,that may cheer him up,and if all else fails you might have to take him to the vetinary surgery to get him checked over,maybe he is anaemic.
@ruby222 (4848)
17 Sep 08
Well Chubby he has rallied today,he is tail wagging and all is well,he has eaten and been for his walks.You have a hamster then,I like Hamsters ,they are really sweet,my grandson has one called Roly,and Roly lives on top of the fridge in his cage,and the reason for his cage being on top of the fridge is so that the cat doesnt grab him!!
17 Sep 08
Yes sometimes I notice my little man dog is sad - he sometimes gets sad if we take our female dog out without him as he likes to be near her all the time - where ever she goes so does he!! x
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@ruby222 (4848)
17 Sep 08
We have a cat that comes for a meal sometimes,im sure she is an elderly cat too,this is becoming like a rest home here!well our little dog often doesnt even bother to try to see her offnow,he knows she has come for a meal,he accepts the fact that some of his food is being demolished by the cat,and lol he goes back and lays down again.
@littleowl (7157)
17 Sep 08
Hi ruby yes sometimes one of mine looks upset or depressed even wen I have given her some attention and reassurance...sometimes she finds it hard to come to bed going up the stairs but I put most of it down to her age as she will be 11 on boxing day...really I don't think anything can be done about it..like us guess they can have their off days too...littleowl
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@ruby222 (4848)
17 Sep 08
Hi Owl,none of us like to see them down in the dumps ,our dog used to come upstairs every night,we would settle into bed and then within minutes we would hear him trotting up the stairs,but he is old now and he doesnt do the stairs very often,he sleeps downstairs on the sofa lol,hes such a little monkey,he really is!
• Canada
16 Sep 08
I personally believe and call me nuts if you will that animals are a lot like people in the respect that they have their good days and their bad days. Maybe your pooch is just having an off day... although I would keep an eye on him and make sure that he isn't getting sick. Hopefully he is just having a bit of a bad day and will be back to himself in no time.
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@ruby222 (4848)
17 Sep 08
No you are right!my dog is human theres no doubting it,he acts just like a human being lol,but of course we dont like to see him down in the dumps,he is such a happy chappy normally,but today he seems to have brightened up no end!he is wagging his tail and eating normally,so all things well ,he is back on form again.
@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
16 Sep 08
He might be feeling a little unwell, animals can't tell you when they are not well, we humans don't really know if anumals have headaches and such, he might be just feeling a little low, I think just give him a little extra attention and keep an eye on him..
@ruby222 (4848)
17 Sep 08
Hi Lilac,I will be keeping an eye on him yes,the thing is he is an old dog now,he is nineteen!and he is like a child to us lol He seems a lot brighter today,hes smiling at me(joking)he has had a good walk and he has eaten all of his meals,he seems a lot brighter,so maybe he was just feeling tired,lets face it we all feel tired sometimes!
• United States
17 Sep 08
have you noticed any weight gain or loss of hair? These are signs of canine hypothyroidism. If so I would recommend having a thyroid pannel run at your get clinic. They may put him on soloxine (levothyroxine beef chews)
@sidyboy (284)
• United States
17 Sep 08
Personally, I'd take him to the vet. He could have gotten into a toxin (cleaners, medications, lawn chemicals, etc)- with many toxins like yard chemicals, just walking through the area can make them sick- they absorb it through their paws. It could also be an infection, stomach problem, heart problem- better to be safe than sorry and take him to the vet.