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Is my dog depressed?

- Mon, 16 Mar 2015 16:14:25 EST +7986sli No.31769
File: 1426536865159.jpg -(2261616B / 2.16MB, 3264x2448) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Is my dog depressed?
My dog is almost 3 years old and she has always been rambunctious and high energy. I know that she is reaching adulthood soon so she has gotten a bit more mellow, but lately she has been sleeping/laying around for +/- 18 hours a day. She is a larger mixed breed, but should I be concerned she has slowed down too much? She has been eating/drinking well and when I work at it a little she plays well for a little bit, but then just goes straight for the door inside and to her bed. Sometimes she doesn't sleep but just lays there and looks sad, and sometimes she whines. Before I resort to taking her to the vet, is it possible dogs can have arbitrary depression? Pic related
Jack Cagglespear - Mon, 16 Mar 2015 21:18:22 EST ndaz5Gxf No.31770 Reply
do you take her out to socialize with other dogs? Like, to a dog park?
Hugh Fuckingworth - Thu, 19 Mar 2015 14:02:35 EST SWyjkedR No.31772 Reply
dog needs to get laid
Isabella Tootham - Mon, 11 Jan 2016 06:26:24 EST 1D/PIACK No.32486 Reply
dog needs to smoke some weed
Oliver Becklefield - Tue, 12 Jan 2016 05:45:00 EST 70F4E3kR No.32489 Reply
I absolutely believe a dog can become depressed. Maybe she wants to go on walks, go outside more often, or play? I'm no expert, but I've had several dogs, and I've seen this behavior before. I think it's possible that she wants to be more active, but I obviously wouldn't know for certain. I'd try what >>31770 said with socializing. My dogs always enjoyed running amok with other pups.

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