Puppy depression is a real thing and should be taken seriously. Dogs can go into such a deep depression that they can pass away. When Belle and I lost Tarzan, she looked everywhere for him. When she couldn’t find him, she would stop eating, stop moving, and just not herself. I did take her to the vet to have her checked out because I was apprehensive about her. Her vets told me that she was completely healthy but was depressed. They said with how depressed she was, if we left her home by herself, she could pass away.
Belle waited at the door for him, laid in all his favorite spots, hoping her brother would be right behind but would shut down once she saw he wasn’t there. They said depression after losing her brother was normal. It’s been seven months of me keeping very positive energy around the house. It has definitely helped a lot, and she is doing better, but now and again, we get a bit sad, and that’s when we go for a walk to clear our head and think of a ton of happy thoughts.
I’m personally doing what I feel is best for my puppy, and I would say it’s working. Belle plays again; she doesn’t look for him every second, and her tail wags like crazy once again. She even has zoomies at least twice a day. Life is as close to ‘normal’ as it can get. I’m so thankful I pulled her out of the depression because she is my world.