A golden retriever eats spaghetti at the Coolbaby dog restaurant in Beijing May 20, 2006. U.S. health officials have approved the first prescription weight-loss drug aimed at treating Americans’ increasingly plump pooches, the Food and Drug Administration said on Friday.
I do not like the sound of this drug, and certainly not the list of side effects that can result. It is amazing that the folks talking about it in the FDA article are so excited about it.
While I struggle with my weight, my dogs have NEVER been heavy. There is no reason for obesity in our furkids. We should be able to determine the right food, low-calorie snacks, the need for exercise, and the need to adjust the amount of food we give depending on activity level, as that changes with age, acute illnesses, etc.
Okay, I will now get off my soapbox, even though I do appreciate the added height (I’m only 4′ 11″) it affords me lol.