No! Acetaminophen is toxic to dogs and other pets. Their livers can’t metabolize the compounds in acetaminophen the way humans can, and ingestion can lead to liver failure. Always keep acetaminophen in a safe place your dog can’t access.
Symptoms to Look For
The more acetaminophen ingested, the greater the risk. If your dog exhibits the following symptoms, call your vet or safely transport your dog to an emergency clinic:
- Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
- Lethargy, depression, or weakness
- Difficulty breathing
- Collapse or coma
- Dry eye or dark, muddy gums
For More Information
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The information provided in this article is not a substitute for professional veterinary help.