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Friday, September 28, 2012

Do you know the Top Human Medications Toxic to Pets?

As pet parents we may be aware of poisons lurking under our sinks, but we may not realize that some of the biggest culprits are sitting in a drawer or in our medicine cabinets. Pets ingesting over-the-counter and prescription medications are common accidents. Here is a list of the top 10 human medications that most often poison our furry friends.
  • Pain Relievers (Ibuprofen, Naproxen , Acetaminophen)
  • Antidepressants (Zoloft, Cymbalta, Effexor)
  • ADD/ADHD medications (Ritalin, Vyvanse)
  • Sleep aids (Klonopin, Ambien, Lunesta)
  • Muscle Relaxants (Lioresal, Flexeril)
  • Heart Medications (Cartia, Cardizem)
If you suspect your pet has ingested any of these items (or any other items), please have the bottles available when you call us.