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Is there a safe appetite suppressant for dogs

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Is there a safe appetite suppressant for dogs?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 8 years ago.
Hello,
Are you interested in using this to help you dog lose weight?

Thanks
Dr. Andy
Customer: replied 8 years ago.

Yes, Sammie is a beagle-chow mix (BEACH) medium size and weighs over 70 pounds.

 

Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 8 years ago.
Okay....point taken.

Now, not all vets carry it. Also, a basic blood test for an overall health assessment will be due before starting the medication. MAKE SURE the blood test includes a thyroid level, because hypothyroidism is a common contributing cause to obesity.

Only 1 product on the market that will work and not all vets carry it.
It is called Slentrol. I have used it successfully in many pets to help lose weight. Roughly the goal is 5% body weight drop every month. The dose starts off lower to ensure the pet can tolerate the medication.

The link should cover the basics:
http://www.slentrol.com/

Good Luck
Dr. Andy
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