Don't Let THIS Happen to your Pets!
Transdermal Medications & our Pets?
It is an increasingly growing trend in healthcare today in our industrialized nations that medications are becoming available to be used transdermal - or applied directly onto the skin.
This is due to the fact that medications applied to the skin bypass the digestive system which reduces strain on the body and increases absorption.
Dangers to our Pets
This trend however is having a significant impact on our pet's health, as more and more dogs and cats are winding up in the veterinary office each year with complaints of symptoms form an unknown source.
Upon thorough medical intake and questioning, it is discovered that the pets are suffering symptoms due to exposure from the pet-parents topical medications. So be certain if you are now, or in the future on a topical medication follow these tips to keep your pet safe!
- Store all medications out of reach of your pets
- apply medications to thighs, or buttocks if possible versus forearms to help prevent unwanted exposure to your pets.
- be certain medication is completely dry if you must put onto arms before handling your pet.
- most transdermal require a full 20 minutes to be fully dry.
- be aware of any changes in your pet's health o0r behavior after starting new medications and always call your vet if there are any problems!
Keep those pets healthy and happy everyone!
April Arguin A.S., C.P.N., P.M.H.