The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has created a new webpage that provides information, tips, and safe practices for veterinarians, pet owners, and the public at large to keep unwanted medicine out of the water supply.
The most common poisons that threaten our beloved pets are our own medicines—ibuprofen, acetaminophen, antidepressants, and ADHD medications. Any medication, even those prescribed for a pet, can pose a risk to dogs or cats who decide to eat what they find.
That is why Sea Grant and the AVMA have teamed up to provide information for multiple audiences including animal owners who, along with the general public, may need to dispose of unused and expired medicine. By offering valuable disposal tips, safe disposal collection locations, and more, the new webpage and the partnership between IISG and the AVMA look to make things safer for pets, people, and the environment.
The partnership kicked off in a big way when Sea Grant and the AVMA joined forces to get the message—”Don’t flush medicine”—to a Times Square audience.