Depression in Pets

Just like humans, animals can suffer from depression. The usual reasons they become depressed involve major changes to their routine. Moving, divorce and fighting are all fairly common reasons why pets get depressed. Another reason pets become depressed can be from boredom. Your vet will help try and figure out what's causing, and how to treat, your pets depression.

Fast Facts:

  • Changing food brands or moving the food can cause depression.
  • Death of a family member or another pet may be another cause.
  • If your pet is showing signs of depression, a vet visit is a must to rule out physical causes.
  • Sometimes medication for short or longer periods can be of help.