Posted 2/18/2009 9:25 AM (GMT -6)
"In an interview, Capt. Richard Conklin of the Stamford Police said that Travis, 14, was believed to have Lyme disease, a tick-borne bacterial infection that in rare cases has been linked to psychosis, severe anxiety and delusional behavior. Travis had been in an agitated state most of the day Monday, and at one point his owner took the unusual step of giving him tea laced with Xanax in an attempt to calm him down, Capt. Conklin said.
“We’re trying to see if that factored into this,” he said of the Lyme disease.
Other than medication he might have been taking for the disease, Travis was not on any drugs and was not usually given Xanax, he added"