First The Children, Now The Dogs


Crazy_dogFirst they came to medicate our children who are active and too full of energy for their teachers and parents. Now they are coming for our pets. Reconcile, the new Prozac for the pooch.

I am afraid to think of whats next…

The latest hype in pet prescriptions is a new drug called Reconcile, a beef flavored pill that dogs can take to help alleviate its anxiety. According to veterinarian Dr. Marty Becker, Reconcile could help ease a real pet problem.

Becker ran down the list of symptoms of pet separation anxiety:  Destructive chewing,  Excessive barking or whining, Pacing, Drooling,  Yawning,  Inappropriate urination or defecation via ABC News

Posted April 23, 2007 by
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    3 Responses to “First The Children, Now The Dogs”

    1. Miss-Underestimated on April 23rd, 2007 2:58 pm

      I guess it’s the professionals that you seek out.

      When my children were young, it was all about behavior modification (lots of work for me). Ignoring bad behavior and praising good behavior.

      Same with my dog as he is getting older he is petrified by thunderstorms, in fact he become very anxious when the barometric pressure changes. I asked about a sedative to calm him, he has accidents…She told me BEHAVIOR modification (lots of work for me) but all in all BEHAVIOR modification works.

      But its lots of work…..


    2. MuffyBee on April 23rd, 2007 6:27 pm

      I realize for many people, giving a dog meds for separation anxiety and other problems might be unusual. For some, pets are loved and like members of the family. Perhaps because of the problems the dog has, the family turns for help, which might include meds. Wouldn’t it be better to try some medications and help the dog, instead of what often happens and that means the dog is taken to the pound or worse, because of their problems. Meds wouldn’t of course be a cure all. IMO can’t just throw medicine at problems, whether it’s for humans or pets. It could take a combination of medication, behavior mod and etc. It would be really great if folks would put the effort in behavior mod for their kids AND their dogs, but not everyone can or will. Hence-medications. What about pets that have diabetes? Should we just let them die or put them to sleep? Or should they be given medication? My vet told me dogs can have mental conditions the same as humans. Why not treat them?

    3. whytegirl on April 25th, 2007 6:40 pm

      Makes sense for traveling on a plane, but for everyday? Yawning? WTH????

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