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Surge in Numbers of Pets Being Fed Antidepressants to Reduce the Stress of Being Left Home Alone All Day

Offbeat  (tags: Pets, depressed, antibiotics, home, alone, vets )

- 1275 days ago -
Growing numbers of pets are being fed antidepressants to reduce their stress while left home alone all day, vets have warned.


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fly bird (26)
Sunday March 22, 2015, 1:11 pm
Ridiculous! thks Scooby

Jae A (316)
Sunday March 22, 2015, 2:31 pm
I personally never understood why it is that people who aren't home the majority of time only have one dog or one cat.....bird my opinion they should always be 'in 2's'...2 dogs dog one cat etc or so I think...especially if their owners are away from home often or for long periods of time. Pet ople get lonely and that's why many have pets but to have their pet be lonely much of their day ...well, that's not something pills should be used for when it comes to our pets. Just as with human meds, the side effects can also be very unhealthy for them if given such. Give your pets companions and you will find they will be happier companions for yourselves...i.m.o.

Lone F (67)
Sunday March 22, 2015, 2:50 pm
‘Instead of attempting to calm or even sedate our stressed pets with pharmaceuticals, it’s about time we started giving our pets the care and attention they really deserve. Only then might we truly be eligible to call ourselves a nation of animal lovers.’
This is just unbelievable - thanks for sharing this post Scooby

Animae C (506)
Sunday March 22, 2015, 3:48 pm

Past Member (0)
Sunday March 22, 2015, 5:31 pm
Horrible. Wish people would get a friend 4 their pet or adopt 2 together outright.

Georgeta Trandafir (33)
Tuesday March 24, 2015, 7:57 am

Kamia T (89)
Tuesday March 24, 2015, 1:34 pm
Truly sad. One of the reasons, after having a single dog tear up my entire back yard in frustration because he hated being alone, that I now make it a rule to have at least two or three dogs, so they have someone to play with of their own kind. And when I see people who plan on working a lot, partying and being out, I politely discourage them from adopting at the shelter where I sometimes volunteer, just because it will turn into their being sent back again due to damage.
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