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How To Detect If Your Dog is Depressed and How to Deal With It

Yes, even dogs get the blues!


Sometimes you may think that your dog’s frequent scratching is normal but latest research found that “itching and scratching” is a sign that your dog might be experiencing depression.

Report from Telegraph, a British-owned website, revealed that your dog’s dermatological issues can majorly cause of your dog’s stress and anxiety which would lead to depression.

Statistics says 75% of dogs diagnosed with dermatological issues suffer from depression or what humans describe it as “having blues”.

As British veterinary dermatologist Dr. Anita Patel, said:

“Most people assume that itching and scratching is totally normal dog behaviour. The odd scratch is fine but when you see a dog frequently itching, scratching, nibbling or licking themselves, that’s a strong sign of a skin condition. Left untreated, this can exacerbate the problem and lead to more serious issues,”

It is all in the “itch”!

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She also added:

“What we now know is that skin issues can be one of the biggest causes of depression for dogs. And like people, when a dog is depressed, they lose interest in the things they usually love.”

So how do you spot a depressed dog? Here are some factors!

1. Your dog suddenly starting to be less playful and becoming more bored, lonely, or unhappy.

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Particularly if your furry companion suddenly is not interested to play fetch with you or he stop getting jumpy when you come home.

2. Your dog starts isolating himself by hanging out in the corner, hiding; or avoiding people around him.

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3. Decrease in appetite.

4. Changes in sleeping habits.

5. Excessive licking.

Itchiness or known as “pruritus”, among pets is defined as an irritating sensation that provokes one, particularly your dog, the desire to scratch relentlessly.

“What’s not been properly understood previously is how dermatological problems can affect a dog’s wellbeing,” Patel said.

The itch or the skin disorder may often be seen as red spots or inflamed areas around the ears, legs and feet.

So what to do, you ask? Well there are only three simple steps:

1. If a dog is having these signs and symptoms, pet owners must immediately seek a veterinarian.

2. Always groom your dog, monthly.

3. Flea allergy is the most common causes of dermatological problems and that these thrive and multiply every summer season.

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Our advice is for pet owners to use anti-parasites for dogs.


10 Mysterious Grave Sites Discovered Through Google’s Satellite Imagery

They are all creepy and fascinating at the same time.

Technological advancement has become a powerful asset to humanity. It helped bring people closer, gave scientists a new way to study the outer space, or made information more accessible than before. These are just few of the many wonders technology has given to human kind.

Google Maps and Google Earth, in particular, are two of the most useful tools we have nowadays. They help in finding locations from far away, even the most hidden ones.

According to Listverse, among the most interesting trends in recent memory is the discovery of tombs and/or cemeteries. And although they may look scary, one cannot help but get fascinated.

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London Zoo Keepers Run Around Naked To Help Raise Awareness About Tigers

All for the love of Sumatran tigers!

It looks like the ZSL London Zoo has a brand new attraction to attract more people to their place. Aside from their zoo animals, it has been announced that four of their zoo keepers will be running around the area without any clothes on to help raise money during the upcoming Streak for Tigers event.

The zoo keepers namely Andy Davison, Cat Cheyne, Grant Kother and Tina Campanella will be running completely nude throughout the zoo during the said event, according to reports.

Ever Seen a Zoo Where Zoo Keepers Are Totally Nude?

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World SuperPowers Flex Muscles in Massive Parades to Show Their Military Might

Who has the best military power?

When it comes to military power, who is the best - China, Russia, United States or the NATO forces? The various countries across the globe have shown off their military might in massive parades and it's like watching a dance-off battle - but with weapons of mass destruction!

First off, China has showcased its military power on the 90th Anniversary of the People's Liberation Army wherein a total of 12,000 troops, 129 jets, 570 vehicles and the country's largest J-20 stealth fighter were featured. President Xi Jinping was present during the event.

About 12,000 Chinese troops joined the parade to show their military might.

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