6 Pet Medication Storage Tips to Avoid Danger
By Maura McAndrew
It’s fairly standard in this day and age for pets to be on regular medication. Many of our pets take a monthly heartworm pill and flea and tick prevention, and if you have a senior pet, the list of medications can grow. Tablets, liquids, injectables, creams—you name it, your dog or cat could end up needing it.
While they help our pets to lead longer and better lives, these medications are nothing to fool around with. If medications are improperly stored, pets, children, and even adults can potentially be at risk. We spoke with some experts for tips on how to minimize the dangers of pet medication through proper awareness, storage, and disposal.
Take note, however: your veterinarian should always be your go-to expert on these matters. “Because they have seen your pet, [veterinarians] are the best resource,” explains Dr. Mary Robinson, veterinarian and director of the Equine Pharmacology Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania. “If you have questions, ask them. Your pet’s welfare is our primary concern.”