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10 Silent Signs Your Dog Is Depressed

Reader's Digest Logo By Marissa Laliberte of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 11: A depressed dog won’t have the same energy levels that it used to, and its usual playtime and exercise won’t excite your pet as much. 'It could be that their favorite thing in the world was to throw a tennis ball, and all of a sudden they don’t want to do that,' says Virginia-based veterinarian Katy Nelson, DVM. Don't miss these other facts you didn't know about your pup.

Ignoring playtime

A depressed dog won’t have the same energy levels that it used to, and its usual playtime and exercise won’t excite your pet as much. 'It could be that their favorite thing in the world was to throw a tennis ball, and all of a sudden they don’t want to do that,' says Virginia-based veterinarian Katy Nelson, DVM. Don't miss these other facts you didn't know about your pup.
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