Saturday, January 27, 2007

Flab on your Lab

Surfing the web, I came across a blog post ( Miracle Diet Drug ... For The Obese Canine ) on a new FDA approved weight loss drug for dogs called Slentrol. Slentrol is the first prescription diet pill designed for your pudgy dog.

What does this new miracle drug do?

In a nutshell, it works to suppress your dog's appetite and reduce fat absorption.

Wow, this is great. Think about it, no more walking our Labrador Retriever, no more taking to the park for runs, no exercise at all. You all know how our Labradors hating doing these things anyway.

We will just give them a little of this magic potion, let them feed all they want, and sit down on the couch with them at our feet. No worries about out lovable breed becoming overweight, not a care in the world.

What about side effects?

Continue reading...

Well, no big concern here as they say this drug ONLY causes loose stools, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, and an overwhelming feeling of being tired.

Enough already!

Why has your Labrador Retriever has become so fat in the first place? Besides a medical problem causing this obesity, there shouldn't be any other another reason.

What I really think we should be treating is the owner, not the dog itself.

When was the last time you saw your Labrador walk over to the cabinet or refrigerator, take out a box of treats and proceed to eat the whole thing. Your Labrador eats what you feed him and when you feed him.

Your Labrador doesn't open the front dog and go for a walk or run, doesn't head down to the gym for a workout.

Simply put, we have to be smarter with our feedings and maintain a proper exercise program. According to Slentrol's label, this drug must be accompanied by "a complete and balanced diet and exercise program".

Well, if we had a complete and balanced diet and exercise program, we shouldn't need this drug (exception being with medical conditions).

Be smarter, not lazier, and there will be no need for this weight loss drug for your Labrador.

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