Pfizer has launched a diet medication for dogs, drawing criticism from veterinarians and animal welfarists who believe that there are no pharmaceutical solutions to the problem of obesity in domestic animals.
Approximately one-quarter of dogs and one-third of cats in the United Kingdom are obese, as well as significant numbers of other pets including rabbits and hamsters. As in humans, obesity in pets increases the risk of cardiovascular disease, joint problems and diabetes; the prevalence of feline diabetes has increased fivefold in the past 30 years.
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Time to Medicate Fido? Pfizer Launches Diet Drug for Dogs
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