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Good lesson to remember: pets don't have purely psychological mood problems, at least not independently (they may react to the owner's good/bad mood and adopt the same mood, but they won't all of a sudden feel "the blues" when there is no external or physical reason for it). If your pet suddenly starts being sad or whiny, and nothing bad happened around him (wasn't yelled by the owner, bit by another dog, witnessed a fight between owners, etc.), that means there's an immediate physical

You,sir, are a bitch. Wait, I'm sorry that would be calling you a female DOG!!! Instead let's call you bastard shall we? Okay, Bastard, you will never know the meaning of life until you realize the love of an animal. Dogs are supposed to be stinky and smelly and drool. That's what they do! It's all part of the fun of taking care of them. I know that when I wiped my (now deceased) Great Dane's drool from his mouth, he would look at me with so much love. You think a frikken boxer is bad!? Try slee

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Good lesson to remember: pets don't have purely psychological mood problems, at least not independently (they may react to the owner's good/bad mood and adopt the same mood, but they won't all of a sudden feel "the blues" when there is no external or physical reason for it). If your pet suddenly starts being sad or whiny, and nothing bad happened around him (wasn't yelled by the owner, bit by another dog, witnessed a fight between owners, etc.), that means there's an immediate physical

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yes they do, that is why when another dog dies (their friend) some owners get worried because most dogs get depressed and stop eating because they are upset that their friend died what are you talking about they dont have psychological mood problems

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"Despression" and "sadness" are human emotions. Animals lack sentience and higher coginitive functions, are incapable of emotions. Almost everything they do is based on instinct. It doesn't matter how much you wuv your wittle puppy, he can't love you back.

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Maybe you should look up sentience, since animals are most definitely sentient. As for emotions, I guess it depends how you define "emotion", but I don't think anyone can deny that animals display qualities that are at least similiar to human emotions, albeit perhaps less meaningful and felt to a lessrr extent.

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Yeah I was curious if they knew how dumb that sounded stating that animals are not sentient, but I didn't care enough to get involved. Honestly I knew it would annoy me if I kept thinking about these posts because they are very dismissive of any emotional quality in animals. True animals do not have the wide variety of emotions that humans have but they do have a limited amount. For example, my dog is an Italian Greyhound. They are a breed that is known for being very needy, constantly wantin

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That's just a bunch of nonsense, even turtles have feelings like depression and sadness it just wouldn't take them as long as we do to get over such feelings. A dog can have a bad day. @ the OP: couldn't you have forseen it when the dog was about to throw up?

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I agree. My dog is going through a very depressive stage right now since I'm the one he's closest too and I'm not around as much since I have to travel to another city for university. We took him to the vet since he was so depressed, he didn't eat at all and wouldn't go out for walks, just sleeps all day and the vet prescribed me medication for his depression. Also once he lost someone close to him which was also quite devastating. Whoever said animals can't have emotion is wrong. Maybe not

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what exactly makes "depression" purely human emotions? Considering it's a neurotransmitter release within the brain, I really can't see how it could be a purely human emotion. Animals have neurotransmitters in their brains that cause these feelings just like everyone else. Maybe you should actually take/do well in your psychology class before you start spewing off.

When I'm sad, nothing makes me feel better than vomiting all over someone's face and pillow. Don't knock it till you try it ;)

That's gross. This is why I never let dogs near my pillows, blankets, let alone on my bed. They stink, they drool all over the place, shed fur, and you never know when they're going to launch their stomach all over the place! My parents let their reckless, annoying little boxer sleep on their bed all the time. I hate relaxing on the bed because the blankets always stink and there are always places where there are weird crumbs from her chewing and having snacks on the bed and wiping her muddy, di

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You,sir, are a bitch. Wait, I'm sorry that would be calling you a female DOG!!! Instead let's call you bastard shall we? Okay, Bastard, you will never know the meaning of life until you realize the love of an animal. Dogs are supposed to be stinky and smelly and drool. That's what they do! It's all part of the fun of taking care of them. I know that when I wiped my (now deceased) Great Dane's drool from his mouth, he would look at me with so much love. You think a frikken boxer is bad!? Try slee

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I concur. Have you EVER looked into your dogs eyes? They always have so much love for people, why can't you feel lthe same for them?

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why the hell do you even have a dog then? and yes dogs will stink IF YOU DON'T BATHE THEM!!!!! how would you stink if you showered every month or so. Dogs shed, duhhhh. Not all dogs drool, so be aware of the breed you get. I feel for your dog, he deserves better than you!!!

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Um, patticake, pay attention to ROFLDOCTOR's post: her *PARENTS* own the dog, not her. She specifically said she's never getting dogs once she moves out. Frankly, I don't understand why you all can't let rofldoctor hate dogs in peace. It's not like she's skinning them every chance she gets. I'm not crazy about animals either. :| tigg3r, just take a deep breath, okay?

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It's people like you two who put animals to extinction. How does it feel to know that animals are dying because of you?

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by not loving animals, they are killing them? right. I for one hate animals. But I'm also severely allergic.

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We are talking about pets here, like DOGS and CATS. Neither of which is close to extinction, in fact we have an over population of both of these types of animals. I myself am an animal lover and have several pets, but I never fault other's for not feeling the same way about them. People have a right to not be fond of something, rather it is a living thing or not. Hell I've met kids I can't stand, does that make me some kind of jerk who is causing children to go extinct? I think not. Get over

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I concur, ROFLDOCTOR. I, too, hate dogs. I LOVE cats; I have one of my own and currently have two dogs - sibling's dogs. Dogs stink, bark too much, drool too much and the worst one yet: They Require TOO MUCH attention!!

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