PROZAC FOR CATS AND DOGS ???

10 Jan

PILL POPPING PETS
According to an article written by Carla Hall that appears in the LATimes today, “The use of antidepressants is another example of the growing sophistication of medical care available to animals and willingly financed by owners who see pets as cherished companions.”

Yeah, sophisticated medical treatments like debarking dogs… What the hell is happening here… first themselves… then their kids… and now their pets… Who or WHAT won’t the baby-boomers prescribe PROZAZ to?

I guess they saw my article about being sad the other day…

Hall also mentions LV Carriers in her LA Times article today, and goes on to write, “Veterinarians who prescribe psychoactive drugs insist they are not Dr. Feelgoods for the animal set. They do medical work-ups on animals, they say, to rule out physical causes for destructive or neurotic actions and prefer to use behavior modification instead of — or, at least, along with — drug therapy. Sometimes they have to deflate the expectations of owners eager to place their pets on antidepressants.”

We’ve heard this story before, just different players… Chihuahuas BEWARE… They’ll be popping out the Ritalin next.

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6 Responses to “PROZAC FOR CATS AND DOGS ???”

  1. Lexi January 11, 2007 at 1:24 am #

    wow…people getting more crazy everyday

  2. ames January 11, 2007 at 3:48 am #

    that’s crazzzzzyyyyyy! although i do know some people who gave there cats paxil (prescribed by the vet).

  3. dogonablog January 11, 2007 at 4:26 am #

    Paxil or Pawsil??? What the hell is it? Another HAPPY-HAPPY-JOY-JOY Pill?

  4. fanny January 11, 2007 at 5:10 pm #

    How about a walk around the block, some good treats and a tummy rub? That will keep me happier than any pills!

  5. Mark April 18, 2007 at 8:25 am #

    Thank You

  6. Mr. C's Mom March 28, 2010 at 1:57 am #

    Before I even start I would like to say that I too thought people were off their rockers and slacker owners for drugging up their dogs.
    My French Bulldog, Mr. C, takes Prozac for severe separation anxiety. He has been in 3 other homes before he came to live with me last year and is only 4 years old!! So before you start calling people crazy for giving their dogs Prozac think a bit as to why an owner would do such a thing. Mr. C was harming himself whenever I wasn’t in the room – chewing on his paws, throwing himself into the glass doors, and screaming as if someone was pulling his toenails off. It was the most disturbing thing i have ever witnessed!!! I tried just about everything my vet and I could think of before we tried Prozac. He went to several behaviorists, trainers, tried every supplement, plug in devices, noise control, environmental controls, doggie daycare, you name it I tried it.
    Now with 6+ months of Prozac in his system, Mr. C has calmed down and finally learned to play and enjoy life. He still has some issues with being alone but nothing that a stable life and some training wont take care of over his life time.

    Just thought I would share another point of view and maybe you will give a second thought when you point fingers at owners medicating their dogs.
    🙂

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