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Old 02-26-2007, 11:01 PM
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Ya kiddin' me right?

I just saw a thing on the news... they have a pill for people to give their dog to make the dog lose weight. Ok. I have a dog.

She is exactly 1.5 lbs above her "optimum" weight. The reason for that is I have been giving her a cookie each day instead of only on weekends. If I start to give her half a cookie a day, and then back to her weekend-only deal... she'll be back @ target.

So. Why do we need a friggin' pill. She can't open the fridge door and give into the temptation of a cheesecake.



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Old 02-26-2007, 11:03 PM
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Perhaps those dogs want to fly and don't want to have to pay for two doggie crates.
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Old 02-26-2007, 11:08 PM
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Perhaps those dogs want to fly and don't want to have to pay for two doggie crates.
Priceless...



I am just pissed off you beat me to the punch.

But I don't want to blow a gasket, like a certain Canadian, and ruin my well-deserved reputation for being easy-going, level headed and even keeled!
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Old 02-26-2007, 11:10 PM
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But I don't want to blow a gasket, like a certain Canadian, and ruin my well-deserved reputation for being easy-going, level headed and even keeled!
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Old 02-26-2007, 11:22 PM
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But I don't want to blow a gasket, like a certain Canadian, and ruin my well-deserved reputation for being easy-going, level headed and even keeled!
I'll have you know that my eye has fully stopped twitching. Tea anyone?
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Old 02-26-2007, 11:44 PM
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I just saw a thing on the news... they have a pill for people to give their dog to make the dog lose weight. ...
So. Why do we need a friggin' pill. She can't open the fridge door and give into the temptation of a cheesecake.
Yeah some people shouldn't have dogs...

I'm probably one of them but far from the worst.

My beagle, Buster, who was put to sleep last month, was always in good shape for a beagle. I've seen a lot of older beagles that really let themselves go.

I thing some breeds are more suceptable than others though.
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Old 02-26-2007, 11:53 PM
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Maybe my parents 13lb Chihuahua should take that pill......
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Old 02-27-2007, 06:42 AM
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I just saw a thing on the news... So. Why do we need a friggin' pill...
The dogs don't need the pill, but their human is gullible enough to buy it for them.

This is done for the same reason that any number of prescription medicines are advertised, containing the phrase "Talk to your doctor."

It is a transparent (invisible to the masses) effort to get you to pressure your script writer for med's "As Seen On TV" which then sells more drugs for the company.
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Old 02-27-2007, 08:28 AM
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The dogs don't need the pill, but their human is gullible enough to buy it for them.

This is done for the same reason that any number of prescription medicines are advertised, containing the phrase "Talk to your doctor."

It is a transparent (invisible to the masses) effort to get you to pressure your script writer for med's "As Seen On TV" which then sells more drugs for the company.
Yeah. I just can't believe anyone is stupid enough to think their dog has a weight problem. The dog doesn't have ANY problem. They DON'T open the bag of kibble (although mine would if she could reach it) -- the HUMAN FEEDS THE DOG.

Unreal. And people buy this.
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Old 02-27-2007, 08:30 AM
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Ha! I found it:

Recognising that overeating isn't limited to beings with two legs, the US Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved the first prescription drug to manage obesity in dogs.

Pfizer's Stentrol (dirlotapide) reduces appetite and a dog's ability to absorb fat, the agency said. The FDA cited surveys showing that up to 30 percent of US dogs are overweight and about 5 percent are obese (more than 20 percent above ideal weight).

Overweight pets, like people, are at higher risk of health problems ranging from cardiovascular conditions and joint problems to diabetes, the FDA said.

To discourage use of the medication by people, Stentrol's label will warn that the drug is not intended for human use, should be kept away from children, and may cause adverse reactions in people, including abdominal pain, diarrhoea, headache, nausea and vomiting. – (HealthDayNews)

How about this, you send me the money for the pill, and I'll send you an email when it is time to feed your dog.

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Old 02-27-2007, 08:37 AM
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the HUMAN FEEDS THE DOG.
Guess they pass down their habits to their animals.

Hmmm.... waitasec, wrong thread?
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Old 02-27-2007, 09:47 AM
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I'll have you know that my eye has fully stopped twitching. Tea anyone?
I don't care what you say...I am still sending the Mounties to your place to do a weapons check...just in case.
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Old 02-27-2007, 09:48 AM
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Yeah some people shouldn't have dogs...

I'm probably one of them but far from the worst.

My beagle, Buster, who was put to sleep last month, was always in good shape for a beagle. I've seen a lot of older beagles that really let themselves go.

I thing some breeds are more suceptable than others though.
Well, Snoopy had a beer gut.
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How does a dog let himself go? It's not as if he can hop into a Dodge Caravan and hit the Wendy's drive-thru on a repeated basis.
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Old 02-27-2007, 10:14 AM
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I don't care what you say...I am still sending the Mounties to your place to do a weapons check...just in case.
I used to have an old Winchester .22, bolt action. You had to pull out the firing pin (?) at the end of it to prime it to shoot. Tiny little rifle. Accurate though.

Sadly, my meagre family-protecting arsenal now consists of a Darton compound bow (but no arrows) and some very sharp Henckels knives.

Oh, and the trained attack hamster. The house alarm opens his cage door.

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