Cedar Pet Clinic Blog

FROM OUR VETS: Human medications that poison pets

(Extracted and summarized from an article by Ahna Brutlag, DVM, for the Pet Poison Helpline)

Pet poisonings from human medications can happen. Dogs can chew into pill bottles, packages can be mixed up; both over-the-counter and prescription human meds can make your dog very very sick. If you think your pet has ingested human medications – or any poisonous substance -- call us at once. (Our website carries contact information for the Animal Emergency Clinic for after-hours help.)
 
Here are the top ten human medications that pets ingest:
 

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Q: What do Brownie, Caramel, Chestnut, Frito, Oreo, Honey, Lambchop, JuJu Bee, Chestnut, and Chip have in Common?

A.  They are all guinea pigs who are cared for by the doctors of Cedar Pet Clinic Lake Elmo!  As animal-lovers, we pay attention to, and enjoy, the inventive names of our visitors.  dreamstime xs 15142070Some of our favorite pets are named after foods of various kinds;  for example, we take care of rabbits named Pickle, Muffin, Licorice, Marshmallow, Cracker, Cream Puff, Cookie Dough, and Skittles.  Birds of various kinds in our practice are named Chilly Pepper, Cheeto, Cheerio, Jello, Taco, and Kiwi.  And how about a tortoise named Cupcake?  A turtle called Pumpkin?  (We also care for a snake named Pumpkin, and an iguana by the same name!)  Did we mention the chinchilla named Chili?  The rat named Carrot?  And that's not even looking at our dog and cat visitors -- Bagel, Bean, Ribs, Kit Kat, Mango...well, you get the idea.  And one of our clinic cats is a Snickers! 

 

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After-Hours Emergencies

After Hours Veterinary Care
1014 Dale Street North
St. Paul, MN 55117
(Inside Como Park Animal Hospital just north of downtown St. Paul)
24-hour care for multiple species
651-487-3255

Animal Emergency & Referral Center of MN
1163 Helmo Avenue N
Oakdale, MN 55128
651-501-3766

 

Animal Emergency & Referral Center of MN
1542 7th St. W.
St. Paul, MN 55012
(located 2 blocks east of 35E)
651-293-1800