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The effects of these drugs are wide ranging and the degree of toxicity often related to the size of animal and the dose ingested. A few of these medications can are are used (safely) in pet species but it is not as simple as scaling the dose for the size of animal. Veterinary Surgeons are legally required to dispense Veterinary licensed medications (POM-Vs) wherever possible, these are formulations and doses of drugs that are known to be efficacious and SAFE for your pet. Off license medications will be used on some occasions but only with owners consent.
If your Pet manages to eat/ingest/steal any of your medications please contact the surgery immediately ideally with the packaging and if retained the attached data sheet.
Note drugs are listed either by class or generic name- if in doubt please call.
DRUGS KNOWN TO HAVE potential TOXIC EFFECTS:
A: ACE inhibitors; Allopurinol; Antihistamines; Aspirin.
B: Baclofen; Barbiturates; Bendroflumethiazide; Benzodiazepines; Beta-blockers; Buprenorphine.
C: Caffeine; Calcium Channel blockers; Cannabis; Carbamazepine; Codeine; Contraceptive pills.
G: Gabapentin; Glucosamine.
I: Ibuprofen; Iron supplements
L: Levothyroxine; Loperamide
M: Mebeverine; Mefenamic acid; Methyphenidate; Metronidazole
N: Nicotine; NSAIDs
P: Paracetamol; Pergolide; Phenothiazine; Pimobendan; Potassium Bromide; Proton Pump inhibitors
S: Salbutamol; Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant; Senna; Sodium Valproate; Statins; Sulphonylurea; Symphathomimetic drugs.
T: Tramado; Tricyclic antidepressants
V: Venlafaxine; Vitamin D.