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Old Yesterday, 07:34 PM
 
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Just wondering why you don't see dogs or cats or other animals with chronic coughs or becoming moody.
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Old Yesterday, 07:36 PM
 
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I don't know. I've hunted over some cranky dogs and if we go away for a couple days the under the porch cat is always out of sorts when we return.
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Old Yesterday, 07:39 PM
 
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Dogs have moods.

My dog that just died had a chronic cough from chf.
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Old Yesterday, 08:11 PM
 
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Wild animals have good and bad days. I have watched as a doe walked up to a large gobbler and kicked it like a football. They normally get along great together. I have also watched as a large gobbler went up to a deer and spiked it in the side.

We have watched as deer tried to stomp raccoons and watched as raccoons challenged deer. Skunks have disagreements with raccoons and other animals all the time and they will give others a little 'perfume' to let them know they came too close. Just ask any dog owner that likes to let their animal run outside.
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Old Yesterday, 08:56 PM
 
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Just wondering why you don't see dogs or cats or other animals with chronic coughs or becoming moody.

I think you mean you're wondering why YOU don't see it. I suspect you just probably haven't spent much time in your life around very many animals. Go do some volunteer work on a regular basis at an animal shelter/rescue service and it will open your eyes to the various physical and mental health problems that animals can suffer from.

I've encountered lots of cats and dogs with chronic coughs, often as a result of them contracting kennel cough at some time in their past and it wasn't properly treated in time. Really small toy breed dogs and dogs with short muzzles seem to be particularly susceptible to respiratory allergies, coughs, sneezing and other problems, in my experience.

I've also seen many types of animals become moody and unpredictable, both domestic and non-domestic animals, even birds and fish. There's animals that suddenly turn insanely vicious against other animal companions or people without any warning or apparent reason, and pets that get severe separation anxiety and act crazy as soon as their owners leave them alone. There's animals that become despondent when their environment changes, and pets that fall into the depths of depression and sometimes pine away and die after a beloved companion or owner has gone missing or died.

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Old Yesterday, 09:07 PM
 
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Dogs have moods.

My dog that just died had a chronic cough from chf.
Was it the same kind of choking, hacking cough that some people with bronchitis or COPD or allergies have? Non-stop coughing?
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Old Yesterday, 09:08 PM
 
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I think you mean you're wondering why YOU don't see it. I suspect you just probably haven't spent much time in your life around very many animals. Go do some volunteer work on a regular basis at an animal shelter/rescue service and it will open your eyes to the various physical and mental health problems that animals can suffer from.

I've encountered lots of cats and dogs with chronic coughs, often as a result of them contracting kennel cough at some time in their past and it wasn't properly treated in time. Really small toy breed dogs and dogs with short muzzles seem to be particularly susceptible to respiratory allergies, coughs, sneezing and other problems, in my experience.

I've also seen many types of animals become moody and unpredictable, both domestic and non-domestic animals, even birds and fish. There's animals that suddenly turn insanely vicious against other animal companions or people without any warning or apparent reason, and pets that get severe separation anxiety and act crazy as soon as their owners leave them alone. There's animals that become despondent when their environment changes, and pets that fall into the depths of depression and sometimes pine away and die after a beloved companion or owner has gone missing or died.

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You've seen a moody fish?
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Old Yesterday, 10:41 PM
 
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You've seen a moody fish?
Do fish have feelings? Maybe ...
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Old Yesterday, 11:23 PM
 
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You've seen a moody fish?
I had a pet largemouth bass that lived in a large swimming tank for some ducks in my backyard. I kept the water fresh and fed it well. It lived and grew for several years. Then one day, I found it dead on the ground, outside the tank. I guess it needed more than food and fresh water and decided to end it all.
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Old Today, 12:40 AM
 
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Just wondering why you don't see dogs or cats or other animals with chronic coughs or becoming moody.
??? Of course animals can have chronic coughs. There are parasite infestations that affect the lungs in deer. Horses and other livestock can also have chronic coughs due to feed allergies and mold exposure. Dogs cough because of chronic bronchitis, heart failure, heartworm parasitism, collapsed trachea, paralysis of the larynx. Beagles do this thing called a "reverse sneeze". I'm not a cat person but assume they can have forms of these problems too.

Animals don't have moods? Of course they do. Consider more belligerent behavior many deer species show during fall rut. Why do you think birds and other wildlife put on courtship displays, defend territories or sing? Moods triggered by hormones. They can be depressed when sick just like humans can. Ever been around a dog or cat in season?

You must have never spent much time around animals.

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