Doggie depression is real, some pups even need therapy
With a recent wave of bad weather, pet experts say owners are staying inside and cutting back on walks -- and it's having a major impact on pets in the UK (and even driving them to therapy).
Isn't there actually more incentive to take them out when the weather's bad, because you get to put boots on them and watch them walk all funny?
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Many pooches were initially bred to do a job, so they're naturally wired to work and need a lot of exercise. Taking a dog outside is said to keep their spirits up and exhaust their energy.
Surprisingly, people are okay taking their canines out when the weather is just cold -- but when you add in muddy conditions, they're more inclined to hang up the leash and binge on Netflix, leaving Fido unsettled.
For the past five years, the weather in the UK has been even gloomier than you'd expect, so this is becoming quite normal. Experts say the lack of exercise affects not only the pup's physical well being, but mental as well.
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