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Not Safe for Pets

   Medications that are commonly used by humans can be deadly if consumed by your pet. Pets often require a much lower dose of medication and often, animals simply can’t metabolize (“break down”) human medications, so the drug that helps a human can be toxic to an animal. For example, relatively small doses of acetaminophen or Tylenol® - a single tablet or even a small piece of a tablet - can cause non-repairable liver damage in many animal species (cats, dogs, ferrets, birds, pigs, primates, and others). Keep human medications out of the reach of your pets and remember that animals can chew through safety caps. If you are concerned that your pet has consumed any medication without a veterinarian’s prescription or advice, contact your veterinarian immediately.

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