Risks of Treating Your Pet at Home


Delaying or preventing your pet from getting the correct treatment from a veterinarian

Some examples

Giving your pet ibuprofen, which can cause kidney failure in dogs and cats


To avoid the risks of home treatment, it is important to consult with a veterinarian before giving your pet any medication or treatment.


If you think your pet has been harmed by home treatment, it is important to seek veterinary attention immediately.

What to Do?

If you're thinking about treating your pet at home, it's important to weigh the risks and benefits. In most cases, it's best to take your pet to the vet for treatment.


The risks of treating your pet at home are real and can be serious.


American Veterinary Medical Association: https://www.avma.org/

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