Many dangers lurk around in a home where pet medication is improperly stored. This is not just dangerous for pets, but also for humans, especially homes that have kids in them. Pet medications could include normal tablets, liquids, injections, creams etc. just like the human medication. Storing them up properly is very important to avoid mistakes and wrong usage. Here are Six tips to safely store your pet’s medication without any potential of risk.
LEAVE THE MEDICATION IN THE ORIGINAL CONTAINER
When you change the container of a pet’s medication, you may end up confusing for something else. If you don’t, another person will and this may be very dangerous to the health of whoever is involved. So, keep the original container with the name of the pet and the direction of use intact.
KEEP THEM OUT OF THE REACH OF PETS AND KIDS
You must make sure to keep medications away from pets and kids who can abuse the use innocently. What may be out of reach for children may just be within the reach of pets. Pets can climb, smell and trace scents and also chew through the container of medications. So, medications must be kept from both kids and pets.
KEEP THEM AWAY FROM HUMAN MEDICATIONS
Many homes keep all medications in the same box or drawer. This is especially dangerous for pet owner. A mix up between human medication and pet medication is always responsible for fatal problems. Call a human doctor if a human ingests pet medication and a vetenary doctor if a pet ingests human medicine.
DO NOT DISPOSE LEFTOVER OF MEDICATIONS ON THE GROUND
Dogs especially find flavored medications attractive and they may trace the smell and lick it. Other pets can also find leftovers and ingest them. This is very harmful to the pets. It is advisable to dispose leftovers in trashcans that are not accessible for pets.
DISPOSE EXPIRED OR UNUSED MEDICATIONS PROPERLY
Like you must already know, pets can trace smell and some dogs also like getting into trash and find things that may seem appealing to them. Medications (except capsules and tablets) should be mixed with litter or used coffee ground to make them unattractive to pets. The mixture should be sealed off in a container before putting it in trash can.
KEEP AND DISPOSE SHARPS PROPERLY
Objects like syringes, needles, lancets, infusion sets and other sharps must not be left anywhere within the reach of both pets and children. They can injure people and pets when left around the place. Place them in sharp containers that are properly sealed and also dispose them in the same container(s).
Despite this article’s insight to this topic, a very great advice would be to always reach out to your vetenary doctor for advice on such issues.