Will my dog get depressed if i get another dog?

Asked By: Carolina Hoeger
Date created: Fri, Feb 19, 2021 10:37 PM
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If a dog's owner or a close companion pet passes away, you may notice signs of depression in your dog.

But If you don't see these signs after a major loss, don't worry.

Not all dogs grieve in the same way.

One dog may roam the house crying while another may give you more doggie kisses to help you feel better.

Answered By: Reba Weissnat
Date created: Sun, Feb 21, 2021 12:40 AM
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Generally, an adult average sized dog at 12 months of age, weighs about twice their weight at 4 months of age, or 2.5x the weight at 14 weeks.

Adult giant breeds grow more slowly, take longer to mature, and don't reach adult growth until they're at least 16-18 months old.

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Although it is not known how much dogs understand about death, it's clear that dogs can become extremely depressed after a companion dies.

Just like humans who have lost a loved one, many dogs lose their appetite, no longer have interest in their favorite activities, become lethargic or sleep excessively.

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A fairly accurate calculation you can do to predict an adult height for your puppy is to multiply her height at six months by 100 and divide that answer by 75.

For example, a puppy who is 8 inches at the shoulder when she is 6 months old should be between 10.5 and 11 inches at the shoulder when she is finished growing.

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Check his ears.

If your puppy's ears stand up when he gets excited, they probably will stand permanently by the time he is 6-months-old.

Another way to tell if your pup's ears are likely to stand is by observing where they are set on the head.

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And while that second dog may help alleviate the first dog's symptoms, his presence doesn't fix the underlying separation-related anxiety.

If you really DO want a second dog, the first course of action is to help your existing dog overcome the separation-related anxiety before bringing in the new addition.

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Long-term behavior changes are usually positive if the spay or neuter was performed at a young age.

For example, male dogs may become less aggressive.

This means that some dogs will "calm down" over the next few months, while others may take years to calm down.

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How big is my dog going to get? Generally, an adult average sized dog at 12 months of age, weighs about twice their weight at 4 months of age, or 2.5x the weight at 14 weeks.

Adult giant breeds grow more slowly, take longer to mature, and don't reach adult growth until they're at least 16-18 months old.

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