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Some pain drugs, skin cancer treatments can be hazardous to pets

Human pain drugs such as aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen and acetaminophen, as well as topical skin cancer drugs, are unsafe for pets even at low doses and should be kept where pets can't get to them. Veterinarian Tina Wismer, medical director for the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center, says veterinarians may prescribe non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, but animal owners should never administer an NSAID without being directed to do so by a veterinarian, and pets that eat NSAIDs should receive veterinary care.

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