Medication Safety with Pets

Just because a medication is safe for you doesn’t mean it is safe for your furry friends! Many medications that we take without a prescription are in fact toxic to animals like cats and dogs. Some of these include ibuprofen, naproxen, and acetaminophen. Before you give any medication to your pet, always ask your veterinarian if it is safe. It is also important to keep your medications out of your pet’s reach! Some medications that are used for blood pressure, depression, anxiety, and ADHD are very toxic to pets. If your pet accidentally consumes any of these medications, take your pet to the vet or call the Pet Poison Hotline (855-764-7661) immediately.