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The harm of common human medicines to pets

News briefing: In daily life, some people use cold medicines containing pseudoephedrine ingredients, such substances to excite the human cerebral cortex and analgesic effect

The harm of common human medicines to pets

The last chapterDon't let pets eat human medicines.

In daily life, some people use cold medicines containing pseudoephedrine ingredients, such substances to excite the human cerebral cortex and analgesic effect, on cats and dogs can cause the medulla oblongata and spinal cord excitement, heart rate acceleration, increased body temperature, excessive excitement, mania, epilepsy and other manifestations, serious people will cause cats and dogs coma and even death.

Caffeine or caffeine containing
A sharp and excessive amount of caffeine, usually more than 250mg (equivalent to 2-3 cups of coffee) can cause overexcitement in the central nervous system. Symptoms of caffeine hyperexcitement include irritability, nervousness, excitement, insomnia, blush, increased urine, gastrointestinal disorders, muscle twitches, lax thinking, palpitations or tachycardia, and restlessness.

People are so much less pets. Caffeine intake in cats and dogs will produce a variety of toxic symptoms, a large number of intake after the fatality is very high (if there are caffeinated drugs or coffee in the home must be kept out of contact with pets), the principle of death with pseudoephedrine, caffeinated drugs such as Kankang, Rickettsu, aminobiline caffeine tablets.


Ibuprofen is commonly used to relieve pain, reduce fever and reduce inflammation. Common drugs include ibuprofen, such as finbid. This kind of medicine is safe to humans, but only a small piece will cause severe gastrointestinal ulcers in dogs and cats, even acute renal failure, if not treated in time can easily lead to cat and dog death if you want to give dogs anti-inflammatory and analgesic drugs, must listen to the pet doctor prescription, the use of pet-specific analgesic and anti-inflammatory drugs. And not randomly feed people.


Aspirin (salicylic acid or acetylsalicylic acid) is more harmful to cats than dogs. Its toxic effects include bone marrow suppression, bleeding, liver and kidney damage, and gastric ulcer. It is a nightmare for cats and all cats. Aspirin is harmful to cats mainly because feline livers lack a protein called UGT1A6, which is an important ingredient in helping digest aspirin. Mistaking aspirin in cats can cause serious toxic reactions, including depression, anorexia, loss of direction, vomiting, dysentery, jaundice, coma, and even death.

Human anthelmintic

It is not recommended to use insect repellents for cats and dogs: first, it is not easy to control the dosage, causing poisoning or death of a few clinical cases; second, it is ineffective for most of the insects in pets, because only a small part of the parasites in humans are human pets, the other only in pets. So you give it an insect repellent to achieve an unintended repellent effect. Specialized insect repellents for cats and dogs are safe, efficient, broad-spectrum, small dosage, good palatability, and will not cause any adverse reactions.

The above is only a list of human medicines that can not be used for cats and dogs, not all of them. It is true that pet medicines cost more than human medicines, but their safety and health cannot be ignored for the sake of cheapness. I think I am familiar with the medication for pets, and I dare not use people for my cats and dogs because there are so many medical tragedies caused by the medication for pets.


In addition, the home insecticides, insecticides, cockroach drugs must be used with special attention, do not let the dog lick to. After use can take the dog out for a walk, and so on odor elimination to take the dog home, although many insect repellents have been shown to be non-toxic and harmless to the human body, but not necessarily for pets. If the baby accidentally mistake food, please immediately take to the hospital to see a doctor, do not wait until physical discomfort to take to the hospital for examination, in order to avoid delaying the best treatment time.

For General Pet owners, there is no veterinary or pharmaceutical expertise, can never be arbitrary use of human medicine to pets. If you are or intend to use human medication for cats and dogs, please stop this practice immediately and consult your trusted veterinarian! Because if there is a problem, it will be too late. For pets' safety, please forward them to your pet friends!