Risks of Treating Your Pet at Home

Risks

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

Avoid

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

Think

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.

Conclusion

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

Resources

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

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