Monday, March 24, 2008

From Modern life's pressures put pets on Prozac

PROZAC was certainly was not on Dr Doolittle's list of remedies. But increasing numbers of pets are being given anti-depressants to help them cope with the strain of 21st century life, not least the tendency for many hard-working owners to leave animals on their own for hours.

Morose Macaws and stressed Spaniels are being prescribed mood-enhancing drugs to contain their distressed and anxious behaviour.A leading Scottish animal expert claims increasing numbers of pets are being given Prozac and similar remedies to help them overcome symptoms of deep depression.

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