Pill-Popping Pets

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More and more people are telling their pets, "Get happy or face euthanasia." Now there's Reconcile, a canine version of Prozac that tastes like beef. Drugs for animal neurosis might sound like a joke, but maybe dogs and cats really do have treatable mental illness. This week's New York Times Magazine featured an article headlined "Pill-Popping Pets," which begins with Max, a three-year old German Shepherd who's being diagnosed and treated for compulsive disorder. The author is James Vlahos.

Credits

Guest:
James Vlahos - freelance writer; author "TALK TO ME: Inside Silicon Valley's Quest for Conversation" - @jamesvlahos

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Karen Radziner, Christian Bordal, Sonya Geis