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There are many diet pills for humans, but only one diet drug for dogs currently approved in the U.S.: dirlotapide, produced by drugmaker Pfizer, Inc. under the brand name Slentrol. Rejected for human use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in mid-2007, Slentrol was rebranded that same year as a medication to help obese dogs lose weight. Costing between $1 and $2 per daily dose, Slentrol contributed to the $1.7 billion that Pfizer earned in the first half of 2010 from sale of drugs intended specifically for animals. Yet, among many people, the reaction to the idea of a diet drug for dogs remains skepticism and bewilderment. Also, if y;u want to know more, you can read about dog food stand and other interesting and important information.

Three experts--a dog breeder, a dog trainer/author, and a dog rescue organization president- were asked what they thought of the idea of a diet drug for dogs, and all three were unequivocally against it. Yet there is some evidence that the use of Slentrol is being approached responsibly, and at least anecdotal evidence that there are times when Slentrol is helpful.

What Slentrol Is and How It Works Slentrol is a liquid medication given to dogs once a day in small doses. It works in two ways. One is by causing some fat eaten by a dog to clump up so that it doesn't enter the dog's bloodstream, reducing the effective amount of calories consumed. The other is by affecting cells on the inner wall of the dog's small intestine to make the dog feel sated sooner, so that the dog will eat less. The combination is supposed to result in weight loss.

Slentrol was tested on humans but had severely unpleasant side-effects including bloating, flatulence and diarrhea. In dogs, it tends to cause vomiting and diarrhea for the first week or two of use. Some dogs also experience listlessness. The medication must be prescribed by a veterinarian and is not intended for puppies, pregna