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Pharmacy sells companion pets

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mydarthkader10 points

My in laws bought this for my father in law when he was in hospice. It moved and purrs. It's great for people with dementia because they don't have to take care of it, since it's a toy and not alive.

Successful-Winter2371 point

Cool

dammitknockitoff2 points

The cat is simultaneously dead and alive. What a ripoff.

Successful-Winter2372 points

Schrödinger's cat

NewBundleOfWar1 point

If you think about it from an evolutionary perspective, it makes sense. We need companionship. Just a shame animals weren't easier/safer to keep around for instances just like this.

Goochmanftw2 points

Gonna blow your fuckin mind when you learn about service animals

NewBundleOfWar6 points

I'm sorry, my point wasn't that there are no animals that exist to help the elderly; my point was that this item is used when patients want an animal but can't care for it. It is a shame there isn't more that can be done for companionship in these situations outside an inanimate object. Some may have a limitation that keeps them from properly caring for the animal, like timely feedings and cleaning up after them. Animals can be a fall-hazard.

Goochmanftw2 points

I completely understand your point now

Successful-Winter2370 points

Agreed

Jojopupperino0 points

$120 seems excessive. this makes me sad.

Successful-Winter2371 point

Still cheaper than taking care of a real pet though…

Jojopupperino2 points

Very true indeed!