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What human medications are harmful to my pets?

There are many medications that can be harmful to our pets. They cannot handle things in the same ways that we can. Ibuprofen is a big culprit, along with Aleve. Certain antidepressants, drugs used for diabetes, and drugs that treat ADHD can have negative side effects in our pets. Along with that we have to keep in mind that certain foods can also be very harmful to our pets including grapes, raisins, onions, garlic, macadamia nuts, and of course chocolate. If we are careful and make sure everything is put safely away, and give our pets only food and medicine designed for them, we can keep them safe, happy, and healthy. If you have more questions be sure you contact you veterinarian. 


Dr. Robin Miller, MD
Internal Medicine
Rogaine can cause heart failure in cats - want to know about other human drugs are harmful to your pets?

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