Your Dog Gets Depressed When You Use Your Phone

posted by Josh Michael - 

I love my little Maverick.  He is 14 years old, and I want to make him feel as comfortable as possible.  I had NO idea that using my phone could make him depressed. 

According to a new study, your dog gets depressed when he sees you using your phone. 

The researchers say that your dog picks up on the fact that you're ignoring him when you're using your phone, and that can make him more anxious.  Eventually, all that anxiety can add up to depression. 

FOR THE CAT PEOPLE:  The study also found your cat doesn't love when you're on your phone either, but since they're less social than dogs, it doesn't bother them as much.  (They don't have a heart like dogs...) 

Is your dog showing signs of depression?  Let me know! 

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