7. HUMAN MEDICINE
It should come as no surprise that your prescriptions are not meant for your puppy. But, of course, you have a responsibility to make sure that your puppy can’t access your meds at any time. Maybe you’re accustomed to taking your pills and leaving the bottle out on the bathroom counter. That was fine before you had baby animals in the house, but it could be a deadly mistake if your curious puppy goes looking for snacks. In addition, even over-the-counter drugs can be extremely dangerous to dogs, and puppies especially. Many owners think it’s safe to administer everyday drugs like Advil or Tylenol to a dog, but this isn’t true. Yes, some pain relievers we take are also prescribed to dogs, but in much different dosages. No medicine should ever be given to a puppy without a vet’s say-so. Even a small amount of Tylenol can wreak havoc on a tiny puppy’s stomach, liver or kidneys.