Luckily, most people understand
that there are human medications,
and there are dog medications
But the last few years more and more people
think they are veterinarians themselves
and think they can do without a vets visit
On the internet there are several lists
that are spread with titles as:
‘Human Medication approved by Vets’
I think this is a dangerous trend.
It is true, even though there are not many,
there are some human medications that work for dogs as well,
but before you can give any medication you have to make a diagnosis
and only a skilled veterinarian can do this
Do not think, that just because you got a lot of experience
as a dogowner that this makes you a skilled Vet!
With the bad economy, people try to be inventive
and try to diagnose their dogs by searching the internet
and giving them human medications
Because of this a lot of Dogs get poisoned.
In the US there was an estimate made
that in a single year that about 100.000 pets were poisoned
The Top 3 reasons of Pet Poisoning:
1. Medication for humans
2. Flee and Tick products
3. Human food
Even giving your dog baby aspirin,
formerly thought of as safe,
is not only harmful to your dog’s kidneys
but studies show it has no effect on dog’s pain!
Only give your dog medication that is for dogs.
Do Not give any pet medication from other species as well.
Cat Medicine are totally different than dogs for instance
Some of the human medications do work for dogs
but only use them under vet supervision and recommendation.
Always consult your vet before giving your dog any medication
so you don’t risk overdosing or harming your own dog!
Some videos on Pet Poisoning: