The dangers of online pet pharmacies.
I have previously written about the dangers of using online or human retail pharmacies for our pets.
I cannot stress this enough –
It is imperative that you verify the prescription your veterinarian gives you with the prescription you get from an online pharmacy or retail pharmacy.
NAME: Verify the name of the medication your veterinarian prescribed: A lot of medications have very similar names but may be harmful if the wrong one is given.
SUBSTITUTIONS: Do not allow a human pharmacist to substitute a prescription without first speaking to your veterinarian.
DOSAGE: Verify the dosage your veterinarian prescribed. Such as 1.5 mgs or 15 mgs. Our pets metabolize drugs differently from us and giving a human dosage can be fatal.
MEASUREMENT: Verify the dosing quantity and type of measurement of the prescription you are given: Are you suppose to be giving 1.5 mls or 15 mls? Also, your veterinarian may prescribe millimeters and your pharmacist may instruct you in teaspoons.
I may be beating a dead horse with this reminder, but it won’t be from a medication mix-up!