Extract from the Telegraph:
"A new slimming drug to help tackle Britain's growing dog obesity crisis has been approved for use by British vets.
The liquid drug, called Sentrol, has already been used successfully in the United States and experts believe it will help cut the increasing number of overweight pets in Britain.
Vets believe up to 40 per cent of Britain's estimated nine million dogs are grossly overweight, compared with only around 10 per cent in the 1970s.
However, the RSPCA has criticised the new drug, claiming the best way to keep a dog slim is through a healthy diet and regular exercise."
This is sheer folly. - Obesity in pets - dogs, cats, rabbits, for instance - is caused by giving them food containing added salt, e.g. the leftovers of the owner's meal (or ready meal).
If you have an overweight pet dog or cat it is because they have been eating food containing added salt. This is bad for them. Give them unsalted food instead. They will lose weight, have more energy and live longer.How to Lose weight!