By alix - 24/08/2012 15:45 - United Kingdom - High Wycombe

Today, my dog was diagnosed with depression. I got him to help with my depression. I guess we can just be miserable together. FML
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Or you can cure each other. Make each other happy. Dogs feed off of your emotions.

Maybe you can help each other fight your depression.. Good luck, OP! I love dogs too and I find it sad that it was diagnosed with depression.

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Or you can cure each other. Make each other happy. Dogs feed off of your emotions.

That's what happen with my dog. When I'm sad he's sad. So try and get out and do stuff that makes you happy and your dog will feed off of that.

OP, I think you got your dog depressed. srry...

OP now you're gonna have to get another dog to help your first dog with depression and then in turn to help you with yours lol

46 - Animals can definitely get depressed. Birds are notorious for it; they'll start plucking feathers, refusing to eat, etc. Thankfully, none of my pets have ever had depression. I get depressed enough for all of us!

My cousin's dog has OCD. Hard to believe til I saw it with my own eyes! Before he eats he has to touch his food with the tip of his nose, then rub his face along the edge of the bowl. He does this 6 times before he can eat, but if you interrupt him he wont eat!

Dogs mimic their owners. Surely you knew this prior to getting one? Perhaps you'd have been better off with a cat.

75- Unless OP was allergic to cats....

58 - My frined's ancient (yet insanely puppy-like) dog is similar to that! He's old, deaf, and probably has memory worse than a fish's due to age (he's a small dog too, white with curly hair, the breed's name is French or something, but I forgot it), but there's one OCD thing that he ALWAYS does - before he eats his food, he takes just ONE piece of kibble on his mouth and tosses it in the air. He does this repeatedly, tossing the same exact piece of kibble all around the kitchen. About 5 minutes later, he eats the peice of kibble and goes to finish the rest of his food. It's so hilarious to watch, I swear.

Maybe you can help each other fight your depression.. Good luck, OP! I love dogs too and I find it sad that it was diagnosed with depression.

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83: That happened to me! This one time I had cancer but a helpful friend told me it was all in my head, so I stopped being so damn cancerous all the time. It really only takes a little positive thinking.

107- you just made my life with this comment. Far more effective than ripping him a new asshole which is what I was going to do.

They do say that pets take after their owners... So don't let this get you down, but you probably made your dog depressed.

That was depressing.

Oh yes, tell that to a depressed person. Then say "Don't let this get you down." That will so make everything okay. :C

It'll make OP more depressed, which in turn will make the dog more depressed. This reaction will only further sadden OP, resulting in an equal effect on the dog, and soon through this looped feedback both OP and their dog will become the solid representation of pure depression. For science!

Who knew deppression was so contagious

Poor puppy & OP. Try going to a dog park together that might cheer up the both of ya. :)

.....*depression

That is quite sad. Try meeting new people instead?

Or, you could be depressed together... That's better than being depressed and all alone...

It's not that easy.

Hi. How are you. Do you want to come back to my place and meet my depressed dog? They Go back to OP's house where the dog morosely answers the door, unshaven wearing his dressing gown. 'oh. It's just you. I thought it was the mailman. I hate that guy. Come in. Yeah. Just eating kibble and watching man bites dog. Sorry i look a bit .. Ruff! '

Don't worry, there's help! I know somebody who got a doggie psychiatrist for exactly this issue.

Then... OP might as well get psychiatric help for themselves...

So, your stories were so damn bad that you depressed the crap out of your dog? Time to pay the $120/hr and go to a psychiatrist, or get some serious meds. The shrink may also have a nice looking poodle to lift your dogs spirits.

#8 you are an asshole. I have had depression for 6 years and it is nothing to take lightly.

Man's best friend.

I'm sure you too can create fun times together. You too are probably the best of friends. Dumb dumb shit together that the dog would like. Like piss on fire hydrants together. Ok that's stupid but stuff like that.

Or dry each others asses on hand dryers?

You're whole comment was stupid.

How sad :( But hey, instead of being miserable together, you could try to cheer eachother up! :)