Carefully! These Pills Can Kill Your Pet

What helps a person cannot harm animals, can it? But the active ingredients in conventional medicines can even be fatal to dogs and cats.

Your dog or cat is sluggish, not eating, or in pain. As a responsible pet owner, you naturally want to help quickly. But be careful! Because: To make your pet feel better again, the medicine cabinet is quickly searched – often looking for ibuprofen or paracetamol tablets. Not a good idea.

Administration of ibuprofen or paracetamol, for example, leads to severe poisoning in dogs and cats. The consequences of inappropriate medication can be fatal to animals, and in the worst case, even fatal.

Animals Require Different Dosages Than Humans

This is also due to the fact that animals require completely different dosages than humans to treat various diseases. Therefore, pills and other medications should only be given after consulting a veterinarian. Then you can be sure that the four-legged friend is really only given active ingredients that are also allowed for animals.

But what if the vet is already closed? Instead of seeking help from the first aid kit, it is best to pick up the phone: in veterinary cases, there is usually a veterinary on-call service that offers emergency services on weekends and at night.

Mary Allen

Written by Mary Allen

Hello, I'm Mary! I've cared for many pet species including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, fish, and bearded dragons. I also have ten pets of my own currently. I've written many topics in this space including how-tos, informational articles, care guides, breed guides, and more.

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