Hu­man Drugs May be Poi­sonous to An­i­mals

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Nearly 50% of all pet poi­son­ings in­volve hu­man drugs. Pets me­tab­o­lize med­i­ca­tions very dif­fer­ently from peo­ple. Even seem­ingly be­nign over-the-counter or herbal med­i­ca­tions may cause se­ri­ous poi­son­ing in pets. Hu­man med­i­ca­tions that can cause se­ri­ous harm to pets in­clude NSAIDs like ibupro­fen, ac­etaminophen, beta-block­ers, an­tide­pres­sants, ADD/ADHD med­i­ca­tions (e.g. Ad­der­all®, Ri­talin®), ben­zo­di­azepines and sleep aids (e.g. Xanax®, Klonopin®, Am­bien®, Lunesta®). An­i­mals can also be sen­si­tive to in­ac­tive in­gre­di­ents like xyl­i­tol that are com­monly used in man­u­fac­tured drugs. Our com­pound­ing pharmacy can pre­pare med­i­ca­tions with­out prob­lem-caus­ing in­gre­di­ents. Be­cause we can cus­tom­ize med­i­ca­tions, your vet­eri­nar­ian can pre­scribe a med­i­cated treat, trans­der­mal gel, or fla­vored liq­uid con­cen­trate to make it easy to take care of your furry or feath­ered friends. River Oak Pharmacy 1080-D West F St. Oak­dale, CA 95361

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