Features October 2013 Issue

Use Caution When Filling Veterinary Prescriptions at Human Pharmacies

Use Caution When Filling Veterinary Prescriptions at Human Pharmacies

Having your dog’s prescriptions filled at a human pharmacy can save money, but dangerous, or even lethal, mistakes can be made if you’re not paying attention.

A few years ago, I was at my vet’s office when an older couple brought in a Chihuahua puppy who was very ill. Despite the staff’s best efforts, less than an hour later the pup was dead. The cause? A drug overdose, due to a prescription error made by a human pharmacy.

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