Saturday, July 8, 2017

Don't Let Pets Eat Aleve, Ibuprofen, Motrin, etc. Don't Let Creams from Your Hands Transfer to Pets

The article is from 2015 but a good reminder. Do not allow your meds to be transferred from you by touch, to your pets. Creams are easily transferred if we do not wash the product off of our hands completely; or if you need it on your hands, maybe wear plastic gloves if you must touch your pets or their food. And do not give your meds to pets without asking the vet first. It is likely that if your pet needs a med, the vet will prescribe one. Even if it is a human brand, the amount a pet will need, or how it is dispensed, may be different from the human version. And if you drop a pill of yours, prescription or over the counter, find it and do not let the pets lick or eat it. Ibuprofen, Motrin, Aleve, etc. are deadly to pets in human amounts.

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