NEW psychiatric. services & disabled world/famous people

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Star*, Jan 18, 2008.

  1. Star*

    Star* call 911

  2. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful


    That first one is for Service dogs for the mentally disabled. Not psychiatric services for dogs.

    But hey, if I didn't think Travis would probably starve it to death, it would likely be a good option for him one day. lol
  3. klmno

    klmno Active Member

    Actually, I think Star has brought something to light-

    One of our dogs thinks he's "Mr. Studsley" and has a clear case of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

    The other is definitely "Queen Bee" with a bad Conduct Disorder.

    Now, I might have had a little to do with this (not much I'm sure)- but they know the cues- difficult child slammed a door, yelled, no one is speaking, so they look at me and roll their eyes and walk away to take a nap. Yep, Star, my dogs need therapy ( a behavioral specialist) more than anyone!!

    Thank you for bringing that to my attention, my friend!!
  4. donna723

    donna723 Well-Known Member

    Actually, there already are psychiatric medications for dogs! My first Boston, Rudy, had such separation anxiety that the vet gave us some tiny little yellow pills to give her before we left the house to mellow her out a little! And my youngest Boston, Katy, takes ADHD to new levels! All Bostons tend to be hyper but Katy just never stops - like the Tazmanian Devil cartoon character that just keeps spinning and spinning. If Katy were a kid, she'd be heavily medicated. That's kind of why I've got her now ... previous owner couldn't handle it. I just think she's funny.

    I didn't read the whole article about the psychiatric service dogs, but I've never been able to figure out exactly what they actually do! Unless it's just to be a companion or a calming influence. I don't think they'd take Katy!
  5. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    Count me in as one who thought the psychiatric svcs were for other dogs. (Anyone remember the TV show Dharma & Greg? Dharma had Stinky, and Stinky had his own dog, Nunzio! Not service dogs, but it still came to mind!)

    My bro's dog could use something to break up his Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Frisbee thing. If you throw the frisbee 1 or 2 times then put it down, Jake will stay for 3 or more HOURS waiting for it to be thrown again. Just stares at it. A girlfriend didn't help. Maybe the puppies will??

    I think it is a great idea to havedogs to help with various psychiatric disorders. But, can any of us see Monk with a dog???

    Ok. I will go now.
  6. donna723

    donna723 Well-Known Member

    My other Boston, Ragan has four little outside cats that are officially "hers". She's obcessed with them. She watches them constantly out the back door, spends hours looking out, and she lets me know if their food bowl is empty. If they're not out there, she worries. And if there is a cat out there that is not one of her four, she barks at it and runs it off. Every little girl needs a pet and she just happens to have four of them.
  7. Star*

    Star* call 911

    I want tiny little yellow pills too!