Can I give human medications to my dog or cat?


Certain common human medications are sometimes used in animals, but should be done only under veterinary supervision. Here’s what you need to know about these drugs and their effects on dogs and cats.

Chances are, your medicine cabinet contain common OTC medications like Advil, Tylenol, or Benadryl. We often reach for these drugs when we have a headache or joint pain, or our allergies are flaring up. But is it okay to give them to your dog or cat? Unless he’s under veterinary supervision, the answer is no. While these human medications have their place, they can harm your animal companion if not used properly.

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