The other day, a thoughtful reader of What the Pup is Up sent us this email:
“My dog suffers from horrible anxiety and paranoia, but nothing a little human xanax couldn’t fix (easy…it was a low dose probably). So it got me thinking, what other human conditions do dogs suffer from?”
Well, Kathy, apparently all of them. And after a few minutes on the Google, we’ve determined that your dog appears to be suffering from “dog schizophrenia.” At first, I reacted just like you probably are right now (“Hey, that’s hilarious!”) But then I stumbled upon this video:
You see Kathy, It turns out my dog too suffers from this horrible affliction. He acts exactly like the dogs from the video. There is literally not a single difference in demeanor. I always thought that’s simply how dogs acted. Little did I know that each and every dog I’ve ever owned was actually schizophrenic.
As made evident in the video, the following are some of the most common symptoms of Doggy schizophrenia:
1. “Puppy” face
2. Occasional sleepiness
4. Lying on the floor
If your dog exzibits ANY of these symptoms, we urge you to immediately ask your veterinarian about “Pet-EZE,” the calming agent advertised at the end of the video. Please, get your pup medicated (or “fixed”). Before it’s too late.