“The interface between pets and mental-health care has been a hot-button issue in recent years. The evidence that therapy animals can help treat people with psychiatric issues is patchy, yet emotional-support animals seem to be everywhere, perhaps most noticeably on planes. The Internet was in an uproar not long ago over reports that a traveler attempted to bring an emotional-support peacock onto a flight.” But, as it turns out, animals don’t only provide help for psychiatric issues, they also often need help. And because you can’t really get your animal a therapy animal, help for pets comes in the form of the same psychiatric medications being popped by their owners. (For what it’s worth, my dogs have always seemed satisfied getting an occasional contact high…) From WaPo: Does your pooch really need Prozac?