Depression symptoms for a dog

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Avatar n tn My husband works a lot so if we go for a walk or something it's the always the dogs, me and the baby. Unfortunately, he (the dog) gets very carsick (VERY) so car rides have never been a treat for him, but they actually might be now. We'll try that too. Thanks for the heads up on the bed and toys. My husband and I had talked before we had the baby that we would try as hard as we can to make the baby respect/stay out of the dogs' area.
Avatar f tn Depression is a common side effect of interferon. Yes, it will go away after treatment is over. You can go on ADs or you can constantly remind yourself that it's just the meds. I don't take ADs but I do break down now and then. ( avoid the news) My best solution is watching comedies.
Avatar m tn The next day, my dog had a rectal temperature of 103, which I understand is slightly above normal for a 15lb dog. The morning after she had diahreaa (but this might have been because at this point I was forcefeeding her chicken which doesn't always sit well with her stomach). I took her to the vet later on this day. The vet treated her for acute gastrinal intestine bacterial infection, but nothing on the weird behavior.
Avatar m tn Lately, I've read that having a symptomatic acute stage is either a positive predictor for SVR or associated with a slower rate of fibrosis --- forgot which. So, I guess there's some consulation, other than knowing you have hepatitis right away, which most people don't. Of course, in my case, they didn't know I had Hepatitis C, because 40 years ago it hadn't been 'discovered' yet.
Avatar n tn Some occur naturally in the environment (such as some mushrooms or plants, for example), and others can be found in medications, or fertilizers, and many other forms. Common toxins can cause a dog to have seizures or bleed out or go into a coma, or cause respiratory depression to name just a few of the many possibilities.
Avatar n tn I understand, because recently I lost my best friend. My dog loved him to the extreme! Every day my friend used to visit us, and my dog would wait out in the garden for his car turning up. Well after he died, she was doing the same, and was quite "down" when he didn't show up any more. It was sad to see her sitting out there watching the gate or getting excited when a car slowed down outside, only to be disappointed.
599170 tn?1300977493 If they have a dog, the dog has to stay in, very often alone, waiting for them to come back. Is there a trusted friend or family member, who for either a small payment, or for the sheer fun of it(!) or for some exchange, or treat (like a box of chocolates...?) would come in during the day and play with your dog or take him out? I guess you wouldn't be able to afford a dog-sitter, or dog-walker..(?) I am not certain what they charge. How does he get along with cats?
Avatar f tn I have a history of depression/mood swings and was on meds prior to getting pregnant. I stopped those meds when i got pregnant and the problem got a little worse...after giving birth i got to a point where all i wanted to do was cry, i felt worthless, overwhelemed etc. I asked my doc to give me something. I am currently taking Zoloft..I chose that becuase I am breastfeeding and Zoloft has the best reputation for having minimal amounts in the breastmilk ..
867787 tn?1318939830 Symptoms ~~ Head-- severe eye pain, mostly left but recently (in last 3 months) started in Right eye Feels like I'm being stabbed with a hot ice pick, throbs,light hurts to the point I wear sunglasses in the house. Pain in left eye has been going on sice March 2009. I have constnt blurriness in L. eye even when wearing my glasses & have bouts of double vision in my R. eye. Horrible headaches ( not related to eye pain).
Avatar n tn I can see that you care and are trying and that your mother is alienating herself. Your sister should take a stance on the dog -it's unacceptable that it bites and is putting her children and others at risk. The doctor has experience therefore I would support his recommendations. You could try looking in the phone book for places or call your local hospital or community mental health center. They should be able to direct you.
Avatar f tn almost forgot, I also have a half dog, he is a Coy. His ways are very wild and he will not eat unless he has been for a long, long walk in the wilds. The days that he does not get his walk he will not eat. They still feel that they have to hunt to eat and that is just part of their nature. Dont worry, take your time and try and really get to know his ways, it will be very rewarding.....Good Luck !!!!!
1699033 tn?1514116733 This morning she wouldn't even eat her food. Now I know a lot of you out there have dogs for children....I love my dog to death and I certainly don't want her to be in pain but I'm trying to see if anybody has any suggestions for getting her healthy again...I keep her in the kitchen now. The leg is wrapped so she doesn't want to use it at all and is walking on three legs...to me this is better and hopefully the other leg can get a break and heal.
Avatar n tn It has taken a toll on her psyche, and I am unsure of how I can help her. My dog is a golden retriever/Australian shepherd mix, 11yrs old. We did take her to vet and she was on meds (diazapam) for a bit, but has stopped taking them recently since the seziures have stopped and they don't help to relax her.
Avatar n tn Get out of the house. Call a friend to go for a walk and ask for their help. Maybe even volunteer at a local dog shelter in honor of your beloved dog. I wish you well! Good luck! You're going to be fine!!!
Avatar n tn I lost my first dog to pancreatitis and he had the same symptoms as your dog. It's an extremely painful condition and very difficult and expensive to treat. The only blessing here is that your dog was spared a great deal of suffering and took a difficult decision out of your hands. The only way to know for certain what happened is a full postmortem exam if the blood work doesn't confirm pancreatitis.
198419 tn?1360245956 There are high instances of MSers with depression. I thought MH did a good job here w/these slides. http://www.medhelp.
Avatar f tn Thyroid – sluggish, slowed down, always tired, never enough sleep Now – fully alert to instant tired extreme, wake up alert in the morning but in a snap can be dog tired and back taking a nap or sleeping for several hours 2006 Fall – Give up on “career”; take job position close to home 2006 Fall – started back to gym, walking on treadmill, quirky issue noted that I have to hold on to the treadmill to walk. Otherwise too much wobbling back and forth, hitting sides.
Avatar f tn Our kids are a 15 year old girl, a 13 year old boy and a 8 year old boy. We also have a dog. So that's me in a nutshell. I lead a high stress life. Our kids are not "ours" he has two from two different mothers, mine has a different father. So, that alone, makes my mothering job like one thousand times more difficult. We struggle as a couple, we are both recovered alcoholics/addicts and both have very strong personalities and sometimes that leads to conflict.
203342 tn?1328740807 The result was incredible. He still staggers around like a little drunk dog, and we had to get a harness for him to help stand him up when he has to go outside, but he has been doing very well. He takes the Lysodryn (not sure of the spelling) 2x a week and the tablets cost about $7.50 a piece. We know that our time with him is limited and we make the most of everyday with him. But the Lysodryn for him, was a life saver.
Avatar n tn About 8 months ago I began to start experiencing 'textbook' depression (the usual symptoms) and after a while I was put on antidepressants (Prozac) which after 8 weeks clearly was no help as I was hospitalized for 3 months and placed on Zoloft - which has helped rather a lot. I've been out of hospital for 5 days now and it feels rather like I'm slipping back down to where I used to be.
Avatar m tn I have an 8 year old Neapolitan Mastiff. He has always been a happy dog and he is very active for his age. He goes for walks once a day and cant wait to get out - He wakes me up every morning for his morning walk. I have had him since he was a puppy and nothing new has changed in his lifestyle. Over the last year though he has started to cry all day long for no apparent reason.
Avatar m tn I have had issues with depression for a while, but over the last few months I seem to have beaten it, I found things like team sports, owning a pet, writing my thoughts down and getting some hobbies together helped me a lot, distracted me, made me forget why I was depressed
Avatar n tn He doesnt know if the dizziness if from that! My reg dr said I should try and live with it. I got a stroller for my elderly dog so we can take walks & I can use it to stablize me! Sometimes feel like Im going to pass out! They can figure out what it is!!!!
Avatar n tn I'm 24 years old and was diagnosed with clinical depression in high school, when I was 17 -- and took anti-depressants for a number of years. I haven't been on meds for like 2 or 3 years. I've been told by a general consensus of people that I don't have a personality, that I am cold and too serious and show no expression, and look mopey. The way I feel is whether or I won the lottery today or my dog died, I have no reaction. I simply am not there.
Avatar n tn I have been receiving treatment for depression for over ten years and have good spells and bad spells resulting in me having a lot of time off work. Earlier this year I was in a meeting with two managers (disciplinary due to abs, postponed as no union rep available) and I became very upset and walked out, looking back I'm not sure what e factly my reason was for leaving just I had had enough.
Avatar n tn the withdrawal symptoms should subside after a few weeks. With me I felt like crap for a couple months [read 90-days for your brain to "reset" from an addiction once you stop]. The depression thing lasted about 6-months daily and was overwhelming at times. Suddenly though its like a light swithc was turned off & suddenly its now gone - HOORAY!! I am taking it slowly though as this happened once before & suddenly it reappeared for several days.
Avatar f tn 1) Warning signs of depression. A) When we are in the midst of our episode, it's sometimes hard to see the slipping into depression. B) Others might need to see the warning signs to help us. 2) It explains the affects of our illness in good detail for our loved ones (as well as those trying to answer the questions?) Check it out and see what you think. http://bipolar.about.com/cs/depressive/a/red_flags2.htm?
Avatar m tn the LAST time i was there I had a head-ache and had to climb 3 sets of stairs (which is super hard for me) due the place being a historical site without an elevator. A gentleman saw how much trouble I was having and kindly offered to carry me down the last 2 flights fire-man style- which I graciously declined. :) sorry if i rambled... I just realized how blessed I am even though I have do have quite the health problems.
Avatar f tn I know Tramadol is a complicated drug which is a synthetic opiate AND acts as an anti-depressant as well. My main concern is for the depression; Can a person who has used this drug ever come back from this horrible dark place?
667078 tn?1316004535 hope you find success with your doc's treatment plan for your depression. quite a few off label meds out there that work for some and for others not. i've read many a posts by you and your sharing of what works for you and what doesn't helps many here i suspect. i think helping others helps the person giving help too in, often times, unforeseen ways. not something that can be bottled and dispensed but definately something that helps the human spirit whether in good times or tribulations.