New Way to Treat Dog Depression

Laser light therapy treatment may alleviate depression in dogs, as well as humans.
1:59 | 12/28/12

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How to lighten up the gloomy winter months not just for -- but for your -- apparently it's all rooted in science. -- your dog or your cat may be depressed and a special treatment that works for humans could also work for your pets yes it's true. ABC's Dan Harris has the story. Filed. All the absurd things we do for our pets -- massage is that themed birthday parties the treadmill that high and could tour. Paris Hilton there at 45000 dollar -- has. And says that -- things in the chandelier inflating and he Methodist. All the over the top hampering this picture at first glance at least struck me as the apex of this particular brand of mania. This doe eyed little -- is staring into an artificial sunlight generator just in case he's getting depressed from lack of sun exposure. The thing is even made by a company called positive -- But then I heard about the guy who started the company -- Marvin who not long ago was suffering from a fierce case of insomnia. Max's doctor told -- is a light box to brighten the gloomy winter days in Portland Oregon and it worked. Not only on Macs but also on his Golden Retriever Luke. Luke and I were both basking in the sun every single morning and our -- here is just. Completely drawn to life. Max did -- research and it turns out a lot of -- think pets might be getting seasonal affective disorder a condition that causes depression in humans. And in animals may lead to lethargy lack of appetite Klein or inappropriate -- Unlike humans pets don't fake it. You know they don't they open a source from the work of this -- call in sick right. But if you eliminate the other things that are approved problems -- you'd have to look from the fact that this may be depressed. Back -- could just -- On his back and join though I didn't happy as -- -- At 200 bucks it's cheaper than a diamond studded collar and who knows maybe at the very least he will cheer up the humans in the house. For Good Morning America Dan Harris ABC news in New York.

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