Over the years I have seen a small number of pet owners exhibit a certain bizarre psychological behavior. This behavior follows the classic symptoms of Munchausen By Proxy Syndrome (MBPS). The only difference is that the syndrome I observe uses the family dog or cat as proxy and becomes a rare but devastating form of animal cruelty.
Munchausen By crackstreamz involves a primary caregiver or guardian exaggerating or fabricating the symptoms of an illness, the illness itself, or multiple illnesses in the person (or pet) they care for. MBPS is a factitious (artificially produced) form of mental illness associated with severe mental difficulties. A caregiver will intentionally harm the child or pet - or describe non-existent symptoms of an illness - in order to get sympathy for bearing the burden, praise for such devotion, or a deeper relationship with a doctor, veterinarian or other health care provider.
Some time ago I received an email from a would-be customer that read, My dog has kidney disease, high blood pressure, Cushing's disease, pulmonary hypertension, bladder stones, diabetes and now a skin condition caused by the Cushing's where she blisters peels like sunburn. Her antibiotic shampoo washes off the flea and tick medicine I was using. Is your TripleSure Natural Flea Tick Spray OK to use on her skin? Also can I use your DentaSure All-Natural Oral Care Spray with all the medicines she is taking for her medical problems? I will be waiting for your reply.
Instead of a responsible dog lover she sounds more like the proud owner of a pity party with four legs and a tail. But a common trait among MBPS sufferers is the adamant denial that they have this dysfunction. Still, I could be wrong in my assumption and, if so, would not want to add to her unhappy situation.