When your body is subjected to certain stimuli like sex, food or pain, your hypothalamus calls for endorphins, and the cells throughout your body that contain them heed the call.When endorphins lock into special receptor cells (called opioid receptors, because opiates also fit them), they block the transmission of pain signals and also produce a euphoric feeling -- exactly like opiates.
In some cases it’s simple, as when a calm animal can be easily left in a comfy crate for long stretches at a time. After all, pets need a chance to heal and most won’t comply without physical restrictions on their often injurious behavior. Crazy bouncy Labs, loudmouth crate barkers, separation anxiety cases, silly little kittens and pets who require long recoveries after orthopedic surgery, for example. Here’s one story that highlights how things can go terribly wrong when owners don’t comply: After a puppy with a nasty open fracture was unceremoniously “dumped” at our hospital a few years back, I took it upon myself to beg free services off my vet surgeon boyfriend and foster her at home during her recovery. Though he settles quickly, the potential for damage is high.If you give an ADHD child a lollypop, which provides oral stimulation, they are more likely to listen and follow directions.ADHD kids usually have no problem paying attention to video games, which provide constant visual, auditory, and tactile stimulation.You may also get an endorphin blast from talking to a stranger, eating a satisfying meal or being exposed to ultraviolet light.(Everyone has different amounts of endorphins, and what may trigger an endorphin rush for one person could very well produce a dud for someone else.) The pay-off in the form of your body tapping into its own stash of "opiates" is to let you know you've had enough -- and convince you to do it again sometime soon. All you need is serious commitment to what’s best for your pet. After his angular/rotational limb correcting surgery almost two weeks ago, he’s proven time and time again that he cannot be trusted..even when he’s in his crate.
After a judicious time period had expired (about a month), I found Miss Brown a home. Though they swore she’d live indoors and that they’d continue the crating regimen for at least the next month (she was excellent in a crate), the first bout of diarrhea saw her living out of doors. Though most dogs would be far better off without a splint at this point, Slumdog is untrustworthy without one.
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The e-collar ends up in shreds and the bandages in ruins. (Because truly, most owners are not as irresponsible as Miss Brown’s interim caretakers.) Other times, it’s all about the pets’ behavior. Pets don’t deserve to be treated to a potentially dysphoric, debilitating round of drugs when so many other options exist. After all, I’ve never had a pet that required any more than simple crating.
Sure, sometimes it’s the owner pulling a stupid (like the bed trick), over which they feel terribly guilty. Consider the patient who must be hospitalized (or boarded) for post-op care that would normally take place at home. No animal needs sedatives just because owners can’t manage some simple instructions.
While this is true, this explanation still leaves many parents confused as to why stimulants work.