Merck Manual

Please confirm that you are a health care professional

honeypot link

Poisoning of Children by Pet Medications

News
02/06/17 By
Merck Veterinary Manual
Baby

Children 5 and under are at greater risk of toxicity from pet medicines than older kids according to a recent study of calls to a poison control center. Exposures commonly happened when the children gained access to the drug containers or when they ate medications that were placed within food intended for the pet.

Read more about the study of child exposure to pet medications at Reuters.

Information on the toxicities of human drugs for animals can be found in the Merck Veterinary Manual.