Up to half of pet poisonings are caused by medications meant for people. These drugs are tested on and intended for humans, not dogs or other pets. You should never administer painkillers to your dog without your vet’s guidance. Keep medications out of reach of your dog, in sturdy containers.
If your dog ingests pain meds, consult your vet immediately. Do not wait for warning signs. Untreated, they may experience these symptoms of poisoning:
- Loss of appetite
- Abdominal pain
Ultimately, consuming human pain meds can kill your dog. If you suspect ingestion, seek immediate care.
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