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25% of dog owners don't know their dog suffers from anxiety or depression - Vida de Bicho

25% of dog owners don’t know their dog suffers from anxiety or depression – Vida de Bicho

Research shows that like humans, dogs can also suffer from mental health issues (Photo: Pexels/Lisa Fotios/CreativeCommons)

Today, many people have problems with Psychological health. But according to a survey conducted by the non-profit organization guide dogslocated in the UK, this problem can also affect dogs.

The study shows that about three-quarters of dogs in the country show signs of mental disorders. In addition to 74% of them, equivalent to 8.8 million dogsigns appear worry and depression. While 18% have this behavior on a weekly basis.

However, what is really worrying is that a quarter of the 1,000 owners interviewed were not aware that their animals could have mental health problems, which are characterized by the following symptoms: destructive behaviorLoss of appetite and lack of interest in play and activities. Lack of awareness on the part of family It can worsen this condition in your dog over time.

Many dogs show symptoms of mental health issues, such as loss of appetite and frustration, but most owners are unaware (Photo: Pexels/Lina Kivaka/CreativeCommons)

Many dogs show signs of mental health issues, such as loss of appetite and frustration, but most owners are unaware (Photo: Pexels/Lina Kivaka/CreativeCommons)

Therefore, in order to prevent this dysfunction, it is important that the teacher encourages the pet with different activities throughout the day and tours So he will always be active and busy, relieving his stress.

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