Tuesday, January 9, 2007

Boycott Diet Drug for Dogs

Posted By on Tue, Jan 9, 2007 at 7:14 PM

Aren't the pharmaceutical companies like Pfizer bilking the public enough so that they have to develop a diet drug for your dog?

The FDA gave Slentrol the OK, which really means nothing except that Pfizer's lobbyists lobbied hard. Be scared, be very scared, as they also gave the OK to Vioxx and Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), which have been recalled and led to thousands of lawsuits being filed and life-threatening side effects. 

Pfizer sells the best selling drug of all time—Lipitor—for high cholesterol. More than 12.5 million people in the United States take Lipitor. Did you know that Pfizer blocked a patent to allow another company to make a generic equivalent to Lipitor? You will need to wait until 2010 for the cheaper generic version, providing your health insurance lasts that long.

But I digress, which is easy to do when it comes to big pharma.

I know people pamper their pets with gourmet treats, costumes and clothes, day care and doggy massage—but those seem to be optional and fun. It would seem that your dog could lose weight if it got more exercise and ate a better diet with less treats. The same can be said for humans, for sure.

Why expose your dogs to harmful pharmaceutical side effects? Slentrol side effects include loose stools, diarrhea (yuck), vomiting, lethargy and loss of appetite. That sounds like no fun.

Just say no to pharmaceutical diet drugs for dogs. If there's no demand, then there's no supply. Now stop reading, and go take Fido or Fifi for a walk.


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