Earlier this month, the FDA approved Slentrol, a new drug from Pfizer that addresses obesity. But don’t ask your doctor about Slentrol. You’ll have to ask your vet, because Slentrol is for dogs.
According to a report from MedPage Today, adverse reactions to the drug include vomiting, loose stools, diarrhea, lethargy, and loss of appetite.
Of course, there’s a two-part alternative therapy with no side effects: Less food and more walks. And dog walking provides excellent obesity-fighting exercise for the owner as well – something Slentrol can’t claim.
In fact, the FDA warns that humans who get the idea to try their pooch’s Slentrol may suffer headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal distention.
I don’t want to know how they found that out.