Dogs are really good at expressing their emotions.
They wag their tails when they’re happy and playful, get really sad when they’re being scolded, lick you all over to express love…
You get the picture, right?
In today’s article, I wanted to answer the question, “Do dogs cry?” in as much detail as possible.
Wondering what the fact of the matter is?
Dogs and The Emotion of Sadness
Okay, so dogs and humans aren’t wired the same way.
Humans cry tears when they’re feeling sad. However, dogs do shed tears depending on the breed but that doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re sad…
Dogs express the emotion of sadness by whimpering which you can head when your dog wakes you up early in the morning to go for a walk---or to go potty.
You get the idea, right?
Dogs whimper when they’re feeling sick, sad, or are hurt. If your dog whimpers without you being able to pinpoint what the problem is, you should consult the vet as soon as possible.
You should try and comfort your dog when he’s whimpering and show him as much affection as you can. In case your dog is wounded, you should tend to those wounds and seek medical attention if necessary.
Watering Eyes: What are the Causes?
All mammals have tear ducts even if they don't necessarily need them as such.
In some cases, the overactivity of the tear ducts may be caused by a phenomena known as epiphora which occurs when the tear ducts of the dog get blocked causing the tears to flow down the dog’s eyes.
A few breeds are prone to this condition and it is not an uncommon one.
This condition is not something that should alarm you as it doesn't necessarily mean that there’s something wrong with your furry friend.
Other reasons include:
A dog feels a range of emotions and sadness is one of them.
Dogs express the emotion of sadness by whimpering but do not shed tears.
Dogs and humans aren’t wired the same way and tears in a dog’s eyes may be due to:
Even though tears in a dog’s eyes aren’t necessarily a big deal, you should take your dog to the vet if the problem persists for a long time.
Do you still have unanswered questions? Leave them in the comments section and we’ll help you right out!