This reading is all too familiar to me. Our dog, 11 year old shepherd mix, is having all these side effects of Soloxime. It was of grave concern to us. We didn't realize they were side effects until I found this website. No vet has mentioned them or agreed to them being a side effect although they did agree with me and did not tell me I was wrong. I have lowered her dosage by half and will do so again. She seems to have a surge after taking the pill. After 45 fretful minutes she calms down. But the starvation, thirst, licking of lips, swallowing, anxiety, urination, licking of the rugs, etc are troublesome. What happens if they do not take the medications? How harmful it not taking them to the animals? Thanks so much for all of your posts. They were extremely helpful.