Prozac for Pets?
First our human health was infiltrated, now animal health – although this is nothing new. Refer back to the blog post I wrote about the cabal that has been officially formed between the veterinary community, the pet food industry, and the pharmaceutical industry. The only difference is now it is overt rather than covert.
There was a time when I was growing up that people would laugh at this sort of nonsense for pets. Prozac for pets? Really? And it has all the same side-effects as with people. So I guess that whenever a drug is causing too many problems with human health, let’s just push down to the pet market and sell it there because after all the pharmaceutical companies must make their billions!
What ever happened to getting to the root cause of behavioral issues? What happened to ruling out a health issue first, and then addressing the behavior second?
So instead we’ll just give a “magic bullet” pill and forget about the underlying health issues and/or behavior issues I guess because that is so much easier and convenient for the pet owner and makes money for the veterinarians and pharmaceutical companies?
Instead why not choose to feed a species appropriate raw diet and get the pets off of the denatured commercial junk food loaded with corn syrup, MSG, artificial flavors, and synthetic “vitamins“. Then stop onslaught to the immune system with all the toxic vaccines. Then stop all the pesticides masquerading as “pest prevention” medications and wah la, a lot of the issues will more than likely go away or at the very least dissipate.
Then take the responsibility to learn about and understand the nature of the pet you’ve chosen to live with you. Then, in the case of a dog, work on the bonding through positive training methods.
Lastly I’d just forget about the Prozac – it’s just a bandaid on a gaping wound. It says right on the packaging that this product can INCREASE violence. Please sign this petition to be a part of stopping this nonsense:
After you read the letter this organization is sending out to the FDA, I think you’ll see even more clearly why passing down drugs to the pet market is a recipe for disaster. It has been done too many times in the past and no testing is ever really done before the products are passed down to be used with the pets you love and provide for. We ought to be questioning this practice because you can bet the professionals you trust your pets’ health with aren’t or there would be no need for this blog post.
In health and wellness,
Dr. Kim Bloomer
Co-Founder of the American Council of Animal Naturopathy