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Prozac for dogs

There's a good, sedated, boy
Wed Feb 17 2010, 08:16

An anti-depressent for dogs is being launched in the US. Yes, Prozac for pooches.

dog-mathsThe madness already has a licence in the US and may soon to granted one on UK shores, something that should appeal to raving idiots everywhere. In an ironic twist the pill, which ought to contain two long walks and a bone to chew on, tastes of beef - something that in general usually cheers up a dog anyway.

Sensible people often say that dogs are intelligent enough to pick up on the vibes around them, and thus their mood is governed by their environment. This would mean to everyone but the quackiest vet that it's not the dog's fault, but its owners. So it may not be the best idea to confuse the dog even more by giving it a beefy pill and pushing it into councilling.

A report in the Daily Mail says that the pill is designed to be used to treat canine conpulsive disorder, something that involves chasing your own tail, excessive whimpering and excessive licking.

All things that could potentially be solved with a very long walk.



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