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Proper Storage of Pet Drugs
Proper storage of pet drugs is important both or the safety of your pet and for members of your household who may come in contact with the pet medication. You certainly want to make sure your pet does not take incorrect pet drugs, the wrong dose of medication, or expired drugs. Additionally, it is crucial to eliminate any chance that a family member could accidentally ingest some of your pet’s medications.
Where to Keep Pet Drugs
Read the drug label carefully for storage instructions. If the pet drug does not specify that it must be kept refrigerated, generally most drugs should be kept in a cool, dry location. If your pet’s drugs do require refrigeration, make sure the medication does not freeze.
Be sure to keep any pet drugs well out of reach of children; a locked cabinet or drawer is safest. Since some pet drugs are flavored, you also must be careful to ensure your pet does not have access to the medication. It is possible for a determined dog to chew open a bottle of pet drugs to get to the tasty “treats” inside.
How to Store Pet Drugs
Improperly stored pet drugs can be harmful to your pet. Pet drugs should be stored in the bottle in which they came. This ensures you have all of the label information such as drug name, dose, and expiration date. Make sure to safely discard any expired pet drugs, or any medication that your veterinarian has discontinued using for your cat or dog.
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