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Appetite Suppressants for Dogs

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 Posted 3/16/2014 4:44:16 PM
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I bought a puppy off from an ad.  The guy selling the dog was living in an apartment and couldn't keep him.

The guy also told me this dog over ate, and I had to be careful about how much I fed him.  When I brought the dog home and saw how veraciously hungry he was, I realized the puppy had worms.  The dog pretty much acted like he hadn't eaten for days.  I took him to the vet and got him dewormed, but his veracious appetite, never went away. 

When I try to restrict this dogs diet, he goes outside and starts eating the snails in the yard,  I also have two other dogs, and it's hard to keep him from stealing their food.

It would be so wonderful if there was a dog treat I could give this dog so he wouldn't act like he was starving all the time. 

Can I feed him Saffron?  How about the Pine Nut extract I bought for myself?  I don't want to experiment with what I can and can't give him and kill him. 

If I don't do something, I worry he will die from obesity. 


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 Posted 3/17/2014 7:37:52 AM
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What does his vet say about this?

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 Posted 3/21/2014 7:45:21 PM
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I wouldn't worry too much about a growing puppy eating all it wants to eat so long as it can exercise enough to burn it off, it's the adult over-eaters that are headed for trouble.  

Same thing with human children, I believe. If they are sufficiently active and eating good sources of healthy food it shouldn't be a long term problem, growth has various interesting phases that sometimes include surges in appetite.

In both recommendations in no way am I talking about outright obesity. 
If your child or your puppy is obese, seek that medical advice.



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