Dangerous Pet Medication Mixes to Avoid

Here are just some of the highlights, click on the image for the complete article in PetMed.

By Jennifer Coates, DVM

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“Pets with multiple and/or serious health problems often end up taking many medications, and the more they take, the greater the risk that an adverse reaction might occur. Drug interactions develop as a result of changes in the body’s ability to absorb, metabolize, or excrete medications (among other, less common reasons), but the effects fall into just two categories:

  • A decrease in the effectiveness of one or more of the drugs
  • An increased chance of unwanted side effects

Let’s look at some of the drugs that can be involved in adverse interactions and what can be done to protect our pets.”

Get PetsMedsMinders to track and hopefully prevent dangerous drug interactions.  Click on image for iPhone/iPad app.

 

 

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