12 May 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Can Your Small Dog Help with Depression?

When we're feeling down our dogs are there to help us cheer up. Follow Me on Pinterest

When we’re feeling down our dogs are there to help us cheer up.

“I will care for you when you’re feeling sad. Woof!”

Sometimes we have seasons where we experience a medical condition, loss or grief in our lives, which causes us to feel down. Many people benefit from owning a pet both physically and mentally. Can your small dog help with depression? Find out the good things our fur babies bring to our lives.

Can Your Small Dog Help with Depression?

My husband and I had to put down our Labrador-Chow mix this morning. He did exactly what his sister did nine months ago: went out to our backyard on a cold and rainy night and just stood there, with his tail down, and wouldn’t come back in. It’s as if they both knew it was their time and wanted to die in peace.

 

He was almost 15 years old, so we knew it was coming, but you’re never really ready for that feeling of emptiness or hollowness you feel when a pet leaves your life. Only then do you realize how much they gave to you.

 

Dogs, of course, are good for depression. Both of my dogs have helped me with my moods more than I thought was capable of things that don’t speak English. In loving memory of Sonny and his sister Sara, here are just six ways dogs enhance our mental health: Read more about Dogs and Mental Health in 6 Ways Dogs Help Ease Depression Symptoms here.

When it comes to feeling up again our animals can sometimes bring us more relief than any prescription can. Can your small dog help with depression? The answer is most undoubtedly yes, and they are great listeners, too.

How has your fur baby helped you?

Tell us below!