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Human Medications And Pets

http://media.soundmedicine.org/segments/102713_5.mp3

“Sound Medicine” healthy pets expert Elizabeth Murphy, DVM, discusses the potential ramifications of pets eating or taking prescription medications intended for humans. Dr. Murphy warns pet owners that anti-inflammatories like ibuprofen or aspirin can be fatal to cats and dogs, even in small doses. If a pet does eat human medication, Dr. Murphy recommends calling a veterinarian, visiting an emergency animal clinic or calling the ASPCA animal poison control hotline.