It is bad enough that the pharmaceutical companies are already destroying the health of humans daily, now they are out to destroy our dogs. Why? Because dogs are a billion dollar pet industry.
A long list of side effects include: Vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy, loss of appetite, anorexia, corneal ulcers, loose stools, pancreatitis, seizures, hepatopathy, ataxia, behavior change (inappropriate urination and defecation), excess drinking and urinating, constipation, increased drooling (symptom of upset stomach) and liver disease. Within one week after stopping the medication a 6 year old Chihuahua died. I'm sure there will be more deaths from this medication.
It might be healthier to be a fat dog, than to suffer from some of the adverse reactions reported on the Slentrol website. Before you give your pet any medication or drug, read all of the fine print of side effects. Are the side effects worth the risks when there is a safer way to lose weight. This drug is DANGEROUS for humans and cats!! Why is it OK for dogs?
Don't give your dog unnecessary health problems, endless vet bills and emotional distress. They can't tell you how awful they feel with all the side effects. This drug caused headaches in humans!
Change to a high quality pet food with less grains and more meat or make a homemade diet. Cut out all of the "extras" you give your pet. Instead of one big meal at night, feed your pet 2 times a day, breakfast and dinner. More exercise is the key. Remember, just because your dog is outside in the yard all day, doesn't mean he is getting any exercise. He needs someone to throw the ball or take him for a walk. Medication is not a substitute for proper diet and exercise.