Mental Health

Dogs can experience emotions just like humans do. We have ways to keep them mentally sane and happy so you will be too.

Dog Anxiety: Know The Signs And How To Help Your Pup

Most dogs suffer from some form of anxiety from time to time, just as we humans do. It’s a normal emotional response. However, some dogs suffer from stress much more than others. The good news is that you have many ways to help your pup through turbulent experiences. And it’s best to help manage their anxiety before it worsens or becomes a chronic disorder down the road…

Closeup of master owner hand palm petting stroking a dog. Sad old young red-haired pet lying on bed at home (Caption: Dog Depression)

Dog Depression: Signs, Causes, Treatment Options & More

Depression is a common disorder in people. But what about our furry friends? Most pet parents instinctively know that their dog can feel sad, bored, or lonely, but do dogs get depressed just like us? Read on to find out more.

Golden Retriever standing over a snuffle mat with its nose touching it (Caption: Best Snuffle Mat For Dogs)

Best Snuffle Mat For Dogs For Mental Stimulation

Hunting and foraging is an instinct for many dogs, but our pet pups don’t need to go looking for food. Using a dog foraging mat, aka a snuffle mat, allows you to put those instincts to use while increasing mental and physical stimulation. We’ve got all the information you need to find the right snuffle mat for the furry friend in your life.

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Dogs With Down Syndrome: Are Dogs Born With This Genetic Abnormality?

Dogs and humans share many of the same congenital disorders and genetic diseases such as heart defects, epilepsy, hip dysplasia, many types of cancer, hemophilia, cataracts, dwarfism, and others. A fairly common congenital disorder in humans is Down syndrome, so you may be wondering if our canine companions can have it too. We’ll shed light on this chromosomal abnormality and if it affects dogs.

The dog holds in paws heart pillow (Caption: Pet therapy guide)

What Is Pet Therapy? And Is Therapy For Dogs Worth It?

Do you think your dog is suffering from mental and emotional issues? Is there such a thing as a dog psychiatrist? Yes, the pet equivalent of a shrink is a behavioral therapist. Of course, pet counselors don’t use talk therapy like their counterparts for humans, but they do have expert training in techniques to help pets showing a variety of worrisome and harmful behaviors. We’ll help you know how to tell if your dog needs counseling, how to find a certified pet therapist, and more.

How To Calm A Stressed Dog: Signs Of Stress And Relief Tips

Why is my dog stressed, and how can I help him? You’re certainly not alone if you want help answering these questions. Many dogs can become stressed for a wide variety of reasons — out of boredom or frustration or because they’re scared or anxious about a situation. We’ll help you spot the signs of stress and give you some tips on calming your stressed dog. And we’ll also help you know when your dog’s stress and anxiety become a long-term problem for his health.

Sad dog in the dark (caption: Is Your Dog Depressed?)

Clomipramine For Dogs With Canine Anxiety

As the owner of an anxious dog, I know all too well the challenges that come along with the canine manifestation of anxiety. For many dog owners the only remaining solution to offer their dog a “normal” life may be medication. Below we will take a look at one of the most commonly prescribed anti-anxiety medications for dogs – Clomipramine…

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