Monday, January 15, 2007

Your Dog is a Fat Slob Too!

Well America, you're officially pathetic. Your Dog is just as obese as you are. Turn off the snow blower and pick up that shovel. I know, shoveling hurts your back, but that's only because your belly is hanging over your belt buckle. Get out there and work up a sweat. Make sure the dog is outside with you frolicking in the snow. Throw snow balls at him to get his fat butt running.

From the New York Times via Green Fertility

New Diet Drug Is Approved for Pudgy Dogs - New York Times
Yesterday, the Food and Drug Administration announced one possible way to address the problem: the first prescription drug to treat obesity in dogs.

“This is a welcome addition to animal therapies, because dog obesity appears to be increasing,” said Dr. Stephen Sundlof, director of the Center for Veterinary Medicine at the food and drug agency, announcing the approval of the drug.

Veterinarians define obese dogs as those that are 20 percent overweight. About 5 percent of dogs in the United States are obese, and another 20 precent to 30 percent are overweight, according to the drug agency. In all, Pfizer, the maker of the dog drug, called Slentrol, estimates that four million American dogs are obese and potential candidates for its therapy, which will cost $1 to $2 a day.

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