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Depressed Doggie? Big Pharma to the Rescue

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Guest Post Courtesy of the Xtend-Life Blog

If you are a dog lover, you are probably attuned to your canine friend’s every mood and body language.You know when they are happy, sad, bored or even annoyed with you! Max my gorgeous German Shepard dog wore an exasperated expression on his face whenever he ‘disapproved’ of something I did, like forget his food! Those rare times when he was feeling a little ‘blue’, he just lay down quietly and slept: “Leave me alone” written all over him. Let nature take its course I say. Not any longer if Big Pharma get their way. Over the last few years drug giants like Elanco and Eli Lilly have been developing the doggie version of the antidepressant drug Prozac. The drug – Reconcile – is a once-daily chewable drug for dogs intended to treat ‘canine separation anxiety’ (CSA)….A fancy ‘label’ to describe the behavioral changes that can occur when a dog is separated from its owner and is left alone. Is Big Pharma not content with doping humans? You see, Reconcile is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), meaning it comes from a class of drugs known for severe side effects . Even Reconcile’s product information sheet states the dangerous side effects like seizures, weight loss, tremors, aggression, constipation, vomiting, diarrhea, thyroid malfunctioning …All courtesy of the fluoxetine hydrochloride (Prozac), which is converted into norfluoxetine by the liver. Both of these are fluorophenyl compounds – a form of toxic mind- altering fluoride . In addition to these stated side effects, are the numerous reports that indict SSRIs like Prozac and Reconcile for increasing  the risk of strokes, thick arteries, cataracts, miscarriages, and developing anti-social tendencies.

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