Client handout: Top 10 human medications poisonous to pets

April 20, 2017

This information for your veterinary clients is truly a life-saver!

A striking statistic starts out this veterinary client handout: Nearly 50% of the poisoning cases managed by Pet Poison Helpline involve human medications-both over-the-counter and prescription drugs.

It's happening! And pet owners may be none the wiser of the harm that can come from their pets ingesting these human drugs. Pass on this handout from veterinary toxicologist Dr. Ahna Brutlag STAT-and save a pet!

Also click here to see two more client handouts on helping your clients poison-proof their home and the best steps to take if they suspect their pet has ingested poison.

About Pet Poison Helpline

Pet Poison Helpline is an animal poison control center available 24/7 to pet owners and veterinary professionals seeking expert assistance with a potentially poisoned pet. Treatment advice is available for all species, including dogs, cats, birds, small mammals, large animals, and exotic species. Pet Poison Helpline is available in North America by calling (800) 213-6680. Additional information can be found online at