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Celtkin
01-30-2007, 08:45 AM
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[Dailymail.co.uk (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=432375&in_page_id=1770)]
It was a classic case of clinical depression.

The patient would not go out for fear of being bullied, moped around the house and sought comfort in eating.

Eventually there was nothing for it. Twiglet the cat had to be put on Prozac.

The 12-year-old grey tabby, whose weight had ballooned to 15lb, became one of the first pets in Britain to be given anti-depressant drugs, on the advice of a vet who said she had 'anger management issues'.

The problems began last March when Twiglet came home with a broken tail and clumps of fur missing.

A ginger tom had chased her and even jumped through the cat flap to attack her in her own kitchen.

"When I took her to the vet I was told she had anxiety issues and depression brought on by the stress of being bullied by other cats," said Miss Martin.

Twiglet was prescribed the Prozac-like drug amitriptyline, to be taken once a day.
The cat reported to therapists that the depression stemmed from recovered memories of being licked by a family member when he was a kitten.

spydertl79
01-30-2007, 11:08 AM
My dog has to be put on Xanax before going out in public, no joke.

mor911
01-30-2007, 11:15 AM
what the hell is the world coming to??

cnc66
01-30-2007, 11:28 AM
my dog was prescribed "puppy prozack" ... dint work.

finswin56
01-30-2007, 11:35 AM
my dog was prescribed "puppy prozack" ... dint work.
I had a dog that was prescribed the same thing. He was having a hard time adjusting after our first child was born. He was really doped up, but in the end we still had to give him away. It was only a short term solution.

Noodle Arm
01-30-2007, 11:54 AM
Are there "uppers" for cats? All the damn thing does is sleep all day with the occasional waking up to eat & crap. :shakeno: