Never ever give pets human medicines for pain.

Find out more about treating pain in pets at Pain doesn’t have to hurt, our Pawsitively Healthy workshop on November 19, 2015, at my White Lake (Highland Rd.) store

Pain doesn’t have to hurt will be held Thursday, November 19, 2015, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., at my White Lake store at 6845 Highland RdSpace is limited; advance registration required. Please remember to leave your pets at home.  Donation is $5 per workshop.  All proceeds go to Elizabeth Lake Animal Rescue.    Register at

We hope that you can join us on Thursday, November 19 when Andrea Putt, DVM, of Commerce Village Veterinary Hospital will talk about spotting signs of pain in pets and options for treatment at the workshop, Pain doesn’t have to hurt, at my White Lake (Highland Rd.) store.

On the topic of pain in pets, there is one thing that all pet owners should know.

NEVER, EVER, NEVER give your dog or cat – or other pet — human medications.  Many human drugs are FATAL to pets, even in small dosages.

I am sure that Dr. Putt will talk more about this at the workshop.  If you think that your dog or cat might be in pain, it’s time to see your veterinarian.  Some sources of pain –like injuries – are more obvious. In other cases, it may be more difficult to determine what is causing your pet’s pain so some form of tests and diagnostics might be recommended.  Without determining the underlying reason for your pet’s pain it is difficult to treat.

So never try treating your pet’s pain yourself unless you are doing so under the direction of your veterinarian.  You could end up with an even sicker pet.  Or worse.

Be sure to check back for more Pawsitively Healthy workshops!  Upcoming topics include kidney disease, arthritis, thyroid disease and more.


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