Ask Dr. Alice: Accidental Antibiotics

We think of our pets as family so when they get sick we panic and have a million questions. Well, no fear, Dr. Alice Weiss is here! Dr. Weiss has been working for 30 years as a licensed veterinarian and is here to answer any questions you may have about your best furry friends.

 

If you have a question for Dr. Alice about your pet, email it to: AskAlice@PetInsider.com.

 

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Birdy shows us why ALL medication needs to be put away where pets (and kids) won’t find it. Who knew Birdy could jump that high??? We know now. Thankfully Birdy didn’t get to chew on this bottle. The way humans and dogs (and actually all species) metabolize or get rid of the medication in the body is different. For example the liver has different enzymes and so some animals can NOT get rid of the medications easily and they build up in the blood stream and the animal can get sick. Very sick. Overdose. So keep those meds safely away. We love our pupsters and kidsters too much. #safe . . . #safeandsound #meds #medical #medication #pills #tablets #chew #mischief #trouble #whoops #care #careful #babe #pooch #bark #bottle #sick #sickness #overdose #dose #furbaby #fur #dogs #canine #animals #animalhealth #health #healthy #luv

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Dr. Alice,
My dog got into antibiotics for my son. I was so scared for my dog. I called my veterinarian and was so relieved that he was ok. I just wanted to let you know. Sincerely, Whoops

 

Dear Whoops,
Thank you for letting me know! If your veterinarian’s office is closed, there are different 800 numbers. One of them is Animal Poison Control at 888-426-4435. I am so glad your pupster is ok!!

 

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Dr. Alice has spent her life embracing and advocating the animal human bond through her work as a traditional and a public health veterinarian, a writer, and vlogger on dogsenjoylife. Some people love expensive vacations and shopping but all Dr. Alice needs is time with her pets.