Unbelievable. No, strike that. Entirely too believable.
“Pet separation anxiety is real. If you have an infection, you can’t will it away. The separation anxiety is very risky for owners and dogs,” he said. “If a pet had an infection, you wouldn’t expect it to get better on its own — same thing for separation anxiety.”
Becker ran down the list of symptoms of pet separation anxiety:
- Destructive chewing
- Excessive barking or whining
- Inappropriate urination or defecation
YAWNING? Prozac for puppies because they’re YAWNING? THAT’S A SIGN OF SEPARATION ANXIETY? And the rest of those “symptoms” are merely normal puppy behavior.
You wouldn’t give your 6 month old prozac for crapping in her diaper, would you? As John Stossel would say, “Gimme a break.”
If you believe in this crap then YOU should be on medication.
Besides that, just pour some beer in their water dish. It’s far cheaper. 😉
I’m joking, but as long as you give them some toys to play with, and some attention when you are home, tending to their needs–affection included–then you should have no problems.
Unless you’re overmedicated yourself . . .