PillsHave you ever dropped a pill on the floor and it seems like it magically disappears? I have. You look down and it's gone. You get down on your hands and knees and it's nowhere to be found. You're already late for work and you have to get going so you say "the heck with it" and leave. 

Well it didn't disappear into thin air. It's somewhere and if you don't find it your dog will and depending on the medication, it could be disastrous.

The Top 10 Pills That Could Poison Your Pet | Rodale News

"These everyday people meds could kill your pet if you're not careful.

A huge chunk of the calls that pour into the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals' (ASPCA's) Animal Poison Control Center every year involve pets poisoned by people pills. About 40 percent of the animal poison control calls—25,000 cases—revolve around pets exposed to human medications. "Pet exposures include pets eating dropped pills, owners giving the wrong medication to their pets, animals getting into pill cases or even breaking into cabinets," explains Tina Wismer, DVM, medical director at the ASPCA's Animal Poison Control Center. "Just like with children, always store your medication where your pets cannot reach it because, unlike children, dogs will chew right through those bottles and eat whatever is inside."

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I've dropped enough pills in my day. I've also had a few that seem to somehow defy the laws of physics and take mysterious paths to unknown locations. I admit that some I have never found and because of that I now take any medication over an empty sink That seems to increase the odds that if I do drop something, it will land somewhere in front of me where I'll find it. I need all the help I can get.

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Last Modified: August 21, 2013

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