Global Warming is Causing Dogs to Become Depressed

Shoulda seen this one coming…

Watts Up With That?

1919 image of a St Bernard, from the book "The Dogs of Great Britain, America and Other Countries". 1919 image of a St Bernard, from the book “The Dogs of Great Britain, America and Other Countries”.

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

Pet behaviourists have claimed that dogs and horses are becoming bored and depressed, because global warming induced weather is stopping their owners from taking them out for exercise.

Leading pet behaviourists say the number of depressed and unsettled dogs they have seen in recent months is unprecedented

And they suggested that the spate of wet winters could be at the root of the problem, as owners cut down on the daily walks that are crucial to keeping dogs’ spirits up.

“I’ve been working with dogs for more than 20 years and I can’t remember a time when they’ve been this bored. I tend to see boredom in bursts but I’m seeing it chronically this winter,” said Carolyn Menteith, a dog behaviourist who was named Britain’s…

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