5 Obvious Signs of Dog Depression

Dogs can easily be the goofiest, funniest and silliest creatures in the world but just like humans, it is possible for them to get depressed too. A dog’s depression can be triggered by a life-changing event or an illness that you don’t know exists so it’s important not to ignore your dog when you notice him in low spirits.

“Dog depression symptoms are very similar to those in people,” according to John Ciribassi, DVM, past president of the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior. “Dogs will become withdrawn. They become inactive. Their eating and sleeping habits often change.”

Without further ado, here are the top 5 most common signs of depression in dogs and what you can do to help them out. You’ll be surprised how awfully similar the symptoms are to depression in humans.