How to help a depressed dog?
January 10, 2004 10:34 AM Subscribe
What can I do to help our dog (13 yrs. old, chow/sharpei mix) who is very depressed? My husband, who she absolutely adores, is on the fourth day of a 3 week business trip. She barely eats, walks around dejectly with her head and tail down, and spends most of her time sleeping in a corner by the front door. [more inside]
posted by lola to Pets & Animals (8 answers total)
Hoping it will help, when my husband calls every night, I've let him speak to her over the phone. Rather than comfort her, it seems to add to her confusion. She eats her treats and goes for her daily walks, without her usual enthusiasm. Since she could stand to lose a few pounds, the eating problem is not my main concern, it's her overall mental well-being that is worrying us.