Thursday, September 4, 2008

Brave New (Furry) World


Prozac for pets may be panacea for owners

Our four-legged friends can get depressed, too. Sometimes drugs can help ease the pain

When I read a headline like this, I turn the page.

Life is very short.

Now, look at the photo and tell me who's on heavy meds?

2 comments:

Martin the Ridiculous said...

You know what you do if your cat is sad?

You pet them, give them a little catnip and/or a toy, and they're good!

Anonymous said...

Hi.

I am cat lover. I have owned cats almost my whole life (always adopting an adult cat from a shelter).

My current fine, furry feline friend was adopted by me in 1998. He appeared a bit nervous, but otherwise good. When I took him to the vet for his regular check up and shots, the veternarian mentioned that he appeared to have a "neurological disorder". He suggested that I could take my cat to a cat psychiatrist. However, being a man of common sense - he also advised me that the cat psychiatrist would simply assess the cat and tell me that he has a neurological disorder - which is what he was telling me for free :)

I never took Mr. Kitty to a cat pyschiatrist, pychologist, therapist or physic. As one of my friends blunttly advised when I told of my cat's affliction - "He's a cat!!! He IS a neurological disorder!!"

Nuff said - Mr. Kitty and I still live happily ever after.

Linda Yuill