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Study highlights rise in pets accidentally ingesting medication

Study highlights rise in pets accidentally ingesting medication

A new report has helped to highlight the importance of keeping medications and potentially poisonous foods out of the reach of canines.

The study by Direct Line Pet Insurance revealed that more than three-quarters (78 per cent) of vets treated pets that have ingested human medication in the last year.

According to the research, the most common types of medication ingested were paracetamol, Ibuprofen, Nurofen, contraceptive pills, and anti-depressant pills.

Over the last year, some 243 cases of accidental ingestion were reported.

Commenting on the findings, Madeline Pike, veterinary nurse at...

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