Human medications and pets
Interview: Elizabeth Murphy, DVM.
“Sound Medicine” healthy pets expert Elizabeth Murphy, DVM, discusses the potential ramifications of pets eating or taking prescription medications intended for humans. Dr. Murphy warns pet owners that anti-inflammatories like ibuprofen or aspirin can be fatal to cats and dogs, even in small doses. If a pet does eat human medication, Dr. Murphy recommends calling a veterinarian, visiting an emergency animal clinic or calling the ASPCA animal poison control hotline.