Placebo Domingo

Since naturopathy seems to be religion rather than medicine, and apparently relies entirely on gullibility and placebo action to work, it is hard to see how it is going to help your dog or cat. Guys, pets don’t get placebos. You might as well wave a crucifix over them. (They don’t get religion either.) I believe when this vet puts animals down, he chokes them with a bunch of lavender. They’ll be offering pet meditation and aromatherapy next.


About AHC McDonald

Comedian, artist, photographer and critic. From 2007 to 2017 ran the culture and satire site The Worst of Perth
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8 Responses to Placebo Domingo

  1. craig says:

    Pets may not be effected. Pet owners on the other hand…

    Keep up the good work!



  2. lazyaussie says:

    You’re right Craig. I forgot the pets can’t read either.


  3. CK says:

    What is that cat proposing to that dog? It’s not natural.


  4. dave says:

    Naturopathy is a bunch of different things. Usually it means homeopathy, which is pure placebo and a little harmless water. But sometimes it includes herbalism, which means, basically sort of like drugs only less understood and in less controlled doses, prescribed by people with much less training than the people who prescribe prescription drugs. So it certainly would effect your pet if it was slipped some ephedra or something like that.


  5. Anonymous Perthon says:

    Are we misunderstanding this ? The sign doesn’t say Naturopath for Animals, it says Animal Naturopath – I just wonder which one it is… the cat or the dog


  6. lazyaussie says:

    Maybe Colour therapy for pets. I’m sure someone offers this already. Perhaps you are right Anon. The dog comes out with a mask and a sprig of henbane in its jaws..


  7. anaglyph says:


    This is naturopathy, but some people DO use homeopathy on pets and think it works.

    People forget that homeopathy is only partially about the placebo effect. Mostly it’s about poor observation and self delusion. And that works just hunky dory with pets because they can’t say ‘Ow… it still hurts’.



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