Experts Warn That Dog Parents Should Stop Giving Their Dogs Paracetamol

Experts Warn That Dog Parents Should Stop Giving Their Dogs Paracetamol

With inflation on the rise and economic crises everywhere, many people struggle to survive daily. Among those affected by the financial downturn are our furry friends that depend on us for food, shelter, and other necessities for survival.

The severe economic crisis has caused some people to surrender their dogs to shelters, while others have prioritized their personal needs above all else. However, there are still a few people who have made up their minds that, come what may, they would go above and beyond to make their dogs as comfortable as possible while navigating the financial storm.

According to the former president of the British Veterinary Association, Robin Hargreaves, when people find themselves in a financial crisis, some people will “delay seeking attention from a vet or even, sadly, don’t seek attention at all.”

Hargreaves assessment is already playing out as the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) recently discovered that Google searches for “can I give my dog paracetamol” has been on the rise. This new development worries veterinary experts because there are dire consequences to giving dogs paracetamol.

“It is extremely toxic to them and can be fatal,” a vet with the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals (PSDA), Claire Roberts, warned about paracetamol. He advised dog parents to consult their vet for pain relief meditations for their dogs.

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