Beat Pet Depression With These 3 Tips!

Beat Pet Depression With These 3 Tips!

Pet depression is a real thing. And it’s just as real as human depression. Did you know that during the winter months seasonal affective disorder or SAD begins about this time of year for people? It’s true! The lack of sunlight and fewer activities can sap your energy and make you depressed. Have you thought for a moment that your pets might also be bothered by the change in seasons, or your mood? There are a variety of ways to approach depression and even if you don’t find yourself suffering from SAD this year a change in the weather alone can alter your pet’s mood and behavior. So here are a few ways to get things back to good. Get them on their feet. Just like people, a sedentary lifestyle for pets can have a significant impact on their good mood. If your pets are lazing around on cold days, pick up a few fun toys to get them moving. While there are a lot of things that are different in the pet world and our world, there’s one thing that’s the same: when you’re suffering form depression sometimes, and that’s when it feels best to get moving! You know there’s nothing like a friend knocking on your door with a Frisbee or feathers on a stick to perk you up…. Or whatever makes you forget your troubles. Catnip is wonderful as well, assuming your cat likes it.  Not all do. Lighten up! Environmental factors can have a huge impact on your pets depression. If you notice that your dog or cat is having behavioral changes like a loss...