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Jan – Feb 2022 • Vol 3, No 119
Animals tune in to their pet parents all the time. With less sunlight during winter, people can be more vulnerable to depression. Pets not only can sense this, they may share the blues, especially if they are so connected to their human or feel that their home life has been impacted. If they’ve experienced any kind of loss, the situation can be more challenging during winter.
If your animal is sleeping more, wants to be alone, is disinterested in activities, or has a change in appetite, behavior or elimination, they may have depression. A vet can rule out any physical conditions.
When the emotional well-being of an animal is affected, they may become withdrawn, stressed, anxious, or even exhibit destructive behavior or aggression. Just like with people, a disruption in their mental state can also lead to health issues. To benefit your animal and yourself, consider the following suggestions.