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FDA approves "diet drug"...for dogs

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posted on Jan, 5 2007 @ 10:22 PM
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Hmmm...

For owners of obese doggies, this might sound good...


But the agency found the formula does seem to help chowhounds absorb less fat.


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The liquid's side effects can include loose stools, diarrhea, vomiting...


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What ever happened to making sure fido has enough exercise, and making sure he does not eat more than is healthy for him?

I don't know, but this doesn't seem like a good idea.




posted on Jan, 5 2007 @ 10:34 PM
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Yeah, I read about that too.

I agree. Change of diet, and a little more exercise..just like People!

I had a cat, that died a few years ago at 12 years of age, a little young for cats.
..He was 38 pounds..his waist was almost the same size as mine..I know this because I measured it..I just had to know.
In his case, it was metabolic..he ate, and exercised as much as my other cats.
The vets said that he was mostly healthy, but I wonder, if an equivalent drug for cats, may have helped.
Maybe, just for extreme cases.



posted on Jan, 5 2007 @ 10:36 PM
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Meh, I thought it was resveratrol.

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This is a very exciting field with many subfields branching off to god knows where. Can't wait to see where this leads us.



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