Jealousy over toys . . . over food . . . or attention???
According to Wikipedia; jealousy is the protective reaction to a perceived threat to a valued relationship.
Is it just resource guarding or are we furry kids really capable of an emotion like jealousy? Science has said “no”, we are not.
We’ve all experienced it at one time or another. That face… those sad, puppy dog eyes...and the long strand of drool hanging from his chin. We love our dogs as another member of the family, and can’t handle that pathetic look, so we give in. Now, we’ve created a monster! Every meal, every day, this situation repeats itself. It was cute the first couple of times, but now he’s full grown, and it is embarrassing when guests come for dinner.
“Look mom . . . no cavities!”
Here’s the good news:
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Cushings’ Disease (Hyperadrenocorticism) is an overproduction of cortisol in the blood, caused by a tumor of either the pituitary or the adrenal gland. In the normal dog, the pituitary gland (responsible for hormone production in the body) produces a hormone called ACTH, which stimulates the adrenal gland to produce the glucocorticoid hormones necessary for the function of many systems in the body, including the metabolism of proteins and carbohydrates.