Depressed Dogs

Posted: May 17, 2014 in Articles
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There is an article on Philly.com called “Is Your Dog Depressed?”. In this article, the author discusses exactly what you would expect from the title: depressed dogs. The article lists several symptoms of possible depression and winds up by saying that in some cases Prozac or other anti-depressants can be used to cure depression.

Really? We think that prescribing anti-depressants to people is way overdone. As unpleasant as it may seem, depression is a part of life and you cannot expect to go throughout life without experiencing sadness at times. Everybody has their ups and downs as they say. Taking a drug that alters your emotions isn’t the way to solve the problem. Dogs taking anti-depressants is just as bad as people taking them, and maybe even worse. I guess dogs have feelings too, but seriously, how does giving an animal anti-depressants make any sense?

Given that the dog lives in Philadelphia, it is not surprising that he would be depressed. A city is not a healthy environment for a dog to live in. In fact, maybe anti-depressants should be developed specifically for all dogs in cities. (Just kidding, that would probably result in mad dog attacks everywhere.)

by Dink

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