UPDATE: In place of the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, the Department of Consumer Protection has rolled out local drug collection boxes. Current locations and more info can be found here or download a brochure
Local Disposal of Unused, Unwanted or Expired Medications
Without Endangering the Environment or Water Supplies
Ever wonder what to do with those left over pet medications? According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) each year thousands of pets are accidentally poisoned when they eat human or pet prescription drugs, even ones prescribed for them.
So how do you get rid of them?
Many people ask me if they should get a second dog as a companion to their older dog. After all, it doesn't take twice as much work to take care of two right? (Although remember, it does cost twice as much!)
If you add the right second dog to the family and are a bit lucky, it can work well for all involved.
My experience providing hospice services in my mobile practice has helped me think differently about the care a pet gets years before.
For example, while we are cautious about anesthesia in older dogs and cats and may be tempted to put off a teeth cleaning in a senior pet, the truth is - bad teeth only get worse!
Mary Craig, DVM, MBA
Dr Craig is a mobile veterinarian with a house call practice focused on end-of-life care.