Monday, January 08, 2007

Diet Drug for Dogs

With the new year come new year's resolutions. One of the top new year's resolutions for people involves getting in shape or losing weight. Well, why not resolve to help your over-weight pet shed a few extra pounds, too?

Last week, the government approved the first "diet" drug for obese canines -- Slentrol. Produced by Pfizer, is meant to help obese canines lose the extra weight. The drug, however, is not without side effects and could cause loose stools, diarrhea, vomiting, lethargy and loss of appetite. Hmmm, loss of appetite? Well, isn't that by design?

Of course, why not try a healthy diet and exercise first?

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