10 Reasons Puppies are Better than Prozac

Honey is a Golden Retriever.

And you don’t even need a prescription.

To many, the December holidays bring great joy. But others feel lonely or left out.

What’s the solution? Prozac? Or puppies?

Why Puppies Are Better Than Prozac

No one has ever turned down their heat at night because their Prozac bottle is warming their bed.

Studies have shown that exercise is more effective than drugs for depression. And a yapping pup will definitely get you out the door faster than a little blue pill.

Prozac can’t pre-rinse your dishes before they go into the machine.

A shelter adoption contract is a shorter read than the side effects for Prozac.

Have you ever heard anyone sigh after smelling Prozac breath?

Sure you have to groom a pup. But can you crochet mittens from Prozac shavings?

If your doorbell breaks, your pup will let you know when someone’s at the door.

A pup is much more amusing company on a walk.

If you shake a pup, you don’t hear an irritating schukka, schukka sound.

Just look at that face!

If you’re under stress and feeling a little blue, take two puppies (for a walk) and call me in the morning.

Does your pup make you feel better when you’re low? How?




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  1. My dogs generally make me feel better, but somehow I think I’d sleep better with Prozac. :-)

  2. Who needs Prozac anyway?! :-) I’d rather have my 2 Golden Retrievers and my 1 Shelter Pup to keep me smiling, laughing, warm, cozy, fuzzy, etcetera. Besides, I hate taking pills.

  3. Great points, all of them. It’s hard to feel down when you have a big cheesy grin looking at you all the time.

  4. Huzzah for puppies and dogs and pets of all kinds (I still want a horse again).

  5. Well, I could think of a million reasons why puppies are better but I adored your ten, rather hilarious ones. Wouldn’t recommend shaking the puppy to much though, it might not make a schukka sound but the teeth could prove more annoying 😀

  6. Aww! So sweet! It’s amazing how good they are at cheering us up. My guys make me feel better because they somehow, miraculously know whenever I’m in a grumpy mood… they snuggle up to me, nudge my hand, or curl up alongside. I don’t know how they know, but I am so grateful that they do!

  7. Absolutely agree….my dogs totally cheer me up if I’m down. However, can I just point out that a bottle of Prozac wouldn’t hog the bed? :)
    Puppies definitely don’t help you sleep….but in spite of that, I am 100% in favor of puppies over Prozac!

  8. I don’t know… I could be wrong, but I don’t think Prozac has ever peed on anyone… 😉 Puppies are definitely better for the heart.

  9. Okay, letting your dog “pre-rinse” your dishes is gross, and dog breath in general makes me gag. But other than that, spot-on. :)

    Also, I don’t think Prozac is blue… maybe you’re confusing it with Viagra. Is Viagra better than puppies? :)

  10. Ellie Haith says:

    Love this! My daily 2-4 mile walk with our two kids is often the high point of my day. Fur therapy is without equal, and nothing beats two dogs bouncing off the walls when you come home to them – after a ten-minute trip to get gas.

  11. I don’t know, I think my dogs make me manic depressive, or whatever that disorder is called nowadays. They can go from making me laugh and smile to making me cry in a manner of seconds. It’s hard to see them age…

  12. Oh, they definitely make me feel better! Blueberry is the clown, Bunny is the cuddler, Kuster invites me to play and Morgan makes me feel important by guarding me! I can’t imagine life without them!

  13. All of my four legged kids are better than prozac! Cali is definitely good at getting me out of a funk :)

  14. Yeah, my puppy makes me feel better…and he doesn’t hate me when I’m hateful! Actually, kitties can be very soothing, too! Happy Wednesday!

  15. Prozac doesn’t pull the washing off the line, shit on the driveway or eat the cats’ food.

    But I’d still take The Ritalin Kid any day. She makes me smile all the time! :)

  16. Mmmm… Prozac breath. 😉