Human Prescription Medications

Some of the most beneficial drugs for people can have devastating health effects on the furry members of our families if they ingest them, and even small doses of some medications can be quite dangerous for our dogs.

Some of the most commonly ingested and potentially dangerous medications that can poison our pups are:

Anti-inflammatories and pain medications: These can cause gastrointestinal ulcers and kidney damage

Antidepressants: Can cause vomiting, diarrhea, depression, or serotonin syndrome (a condition that can cause changes in body temperature, increase heart rate, and produce seizures)

Amphetamines (like Adderall): Can cause tremors, fever, seizures, and heart abnormalities

Over-the-counter medications.

Medications that we tend to take for granted are also ones that people commonly leave around the house, which can allow easy access for our canine companions.

Products like acetaminophen (Tylenol), ibuprofen and naproxen (Advil, Alleve), and supplements like multivitamins or fish oils can seem like appealing (yet highly dangerous) items for our dogs to eat.