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February 25, 2008

Pets on Prozac

As the clock ticks down toward the inevitable first Muslim terror attack to employ nuclear weapons, encroaching socialism gnaws away at our liberties and standard of living, and Third-World colonization threatens to obliterate Western Civilization, some have sloughed off trivialities to focus on real problems:

Pets at risk of self-harm are increasingly being prescribed anti-depressants because they cannot discuss problems in their lives with others, a leading veterinarian says.
Zoo and wildlife medicine specialist with the UK's Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, Romain Pizzi, told the Telegraph that more pets were being prescribed Prozac.

"Depressed" parrots reportedly pluck out their own feathers. Dogs get the blues too, and need to take beef-flavored Reconcile. Maybe authorities should put this in the water supply to help dogs and humans alike reconcile themselves to the dark days that await us if we don't stop wallowing in moonbattery.

On a tip from Bill V.

Posted by Van Helsing at February 25, 2008 9:18 AM

Comments

Thankyou, my hypothesis is confirmed:People are Idiots.

Posted by: conservativeteen at February 25, 2008 9:40 AM

My dog keeps squirrels off the bird feeders, deer out the yard and bad people out of the house. Our two cats, on the other hand, define the welfare system. I can see why the cats might need Prozac.

Posted by: baldeagle390 at February 25, 2008 9:47 AM

Just when I thought the Brits couldn't get any more idiotic, they manage to dredge the stupid ditch a little deeper.

Depressed pets.....I swear!

Posted by: Ed at February 25, 2008 10:17 AM

I just find that really funny, giving antidepressants to cats. "Doctor, I'm worried my cat might be depressed. She sleeps all day. Doesn't seem motivated. Is lazy. Doesn't make friends and doesn't enjoy being with other people. Lays around doing nothing all day. Seems bored. Gets very aggressive with other species. Won't share. Seems very self-centered." Doctor: "Sounds like severe depression. Let's try an SSRI."

Posted by: mega at February 25, 2008 11:34 AM

Why so shocked.

We are already doing this to our CHILDREN. That is not going so well is it?

Reminds me of that South Park episode............

Posted by: Oiao at February 25, 2008 2:10 PM

If they don't work for humans, why would they work for your pets?

Study casts doubt on anti-depressants
By Salamander Davoudi
Published: February 25 2008 19:25 | Last updated: February 25 2008 19:25

Prescribing anti-depressants to the vast majority of patients is futile, as the drugs have little or no impact at all, according to researchers.

Almost 50 clinical trials were reviewed by psychologists from the University of Hull who found that new-generation anti-depressants worked no better than a placebo – a dummy pill – for mildly depressed patients.

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/6fce3400-e3d5-11dc-8799-0000779fd2ac.html

Posted by: Oiao at February 25, 2008 5:30 PM