Placebos for pets

Posted by Dan on Jul 6th, 2009
Jul 6

DrFranks I saw an ad for a homeopathic remedy for joint pain in dogs and cats.  Just how might this work?

  • Placebo effect on pet: the pet sees that he’s being fussed over and feels better.
  • Placebo effect on owner: the owner feels better because he’s fussing over his pet.
  • Second-hand placebo effect on pet: the pet sees that owner feels better and then feels better himself.


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