Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Pet Drugs & Rolling Rover Over

Having succeeded in getting a staggering number of people to make mind-numbing medications, Big Pharma is now moving on to the next frontier – getting us to drug our pets.
Eli Lilly, the maker of Prozac, is first out of the gate with Reconcile, a chewable anti-depressant tablet flavored with beef, and meds for cats and other critters are not far behind.
The experts (but who the heck needs them to figure this out?) say biggest reason for pet depression is their being left alone for long periods while their owners work or play.

Well, as someone who has cared for dogs, cats, hamsters, tropical fish, horses, goats, sheep, geese, ducks, chickens and peacocks over the years, I'm an expert, too.

My advice: Don't get a pet if you're going to leave it alone. And if you've got one that you leave alone, find it a suitable home, okay?

More here.

1 comment:

jj mollo said...

People do terrible things. Dogs were drug testers in the sixties. People still feed them beer.

I agree with your advice. I could never subject a dog to life in the city, but I will say this. Living life without them makes the emotional residue of virtue a pretty thin reward.