Doggy Blues: Getting Help for Dog Depression and Other IssuesDoggy Blues: Getting Help for Dog Depression and Other Issues

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Doggy Blues: Getting Help for Dog Depression and Other Issues

Welcome to my blog. My name is Ashley, and I love my dog Shelly more than anything in the world. I have had her for years, and I have helped her through a range of illnesses and emotional issues. After her brother, Yeats, died, Shelly became rather despondent. I didn't call the vet right away because I didn't realize the vet could help, but after a while, Shelly's mood didn't improve. I just didn't know what to do, so I called the vet. She was amazing. She explained that Shelly had depression, and she prescribed meds for it. Now Shelly and I are happier than ever, and to help others, I decided to start this blog about doggy emotional and physical health. I hope you enjoy it.

Does Your Bird Need A Check-Up At The Vet?

Birds are a common pet for millions of people around the world and yet many people still know very little about them. They are, after all, quite a varied type of animal with many different species popular as pets, and knowing the ins and outs of your pet bird is not as simple as it is with, say, a dog. Birds have much more subtle body language when problems arise, which is why it is so important that you, as their owner and caregiver, pay attention to these minor details. Here are a few signs that your pet bird needs a trip to the vet.


Feathers can be a good sign of your bird's overall health. If your bird's feathers are looking dull, falling out, or have lost some of their lustre, then you might want to get them checked out by a vet. It may be a simple solution, like they aren't getting the right nutrients in their diet, or it could be something far more insidious, but the only way to tell is by taking your beloved bird to someone who can diagnose the issue correctly. Don't hesitate either, as the problem will only get worse as time goes by and your bird might be left with far fewer feathers than you anticipated.

Erratic Behaviour

Birds are often quite vocal, but in addition to their screeches and the chats they may have with you, they are also quite energetic when it comes to movement. They love bobbing up and down, shaking their tail or flicking their head around. If you see your bird making the same move over and over again, then it may indicate it has pain in that region. On the other hand, if your bird is not moving much at all, then that is also a good sign that something is amiss with their health.


One of the best ways to tell if your bird is feeling alright is by looking into their large eyes. If you notice any discolouration, or if the eye is looking quite tired and not focusing on you or anything else, then you would be correct in assuming your bird needs a little help from someone with experience. Vets are very good at determining internal issues with birds while still being very gentle so that they do not feel any more discomfort than is necessary, so don't delay if you do think your feathered friend might have a problem you can't solve on your own.