Be careful with medications

Source: dierenwelzijnsweb
Most people know to keep medicines out of children's reach. What many do not know is that human medications also put house pets at risk.
In 2009 (annual report), the National Poisoning Information Centre of the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) registered nearly 4000 incidences of house pet poisoning. In 20% of these cases, the poisonous substances were human medicines.

A number of ‘top tens’ have recently been published in the United States listing human medications dangerous to various house pet species. Examples of medicines listed are antidepressants, medications used for ADHD, and of course often-used analgesics such as ibuprofen, naproxen and aspirin. Vitamin D products are mentioned as well.

The American lists come from the Pet Poison Helpline of the ASPCA, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Many veterinarians’ websites also contain information on poisoning and pets. Take a look at your own vet’s site!
The ASPCA top 10
The Pet Poison Help Line top 10