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Medication

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by BerneseBex, May 8, 2017.


  1. BerneseBex

    BerneseBex PetForums Newbie

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    Hi

    We have recently lost our Bernese puppy to kidney failure, we have now a lot of unused medication which cost us a small fortune. Does anyone know of anything we can do with it? I have tried the local blue cross and vets and they have offered to throw it away for me but it can't be used.

    Seems silly for it to go to waste
     
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  2. rottiepointerhouse

    rottiepointerhouse PetForums VIP

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    I've donated medications to rescues in the past but I have no idea whether they would still take them or are prohibited from doing so now.
     
  3. lymorelynn

    lymorelynn UN Peacekeeper in training
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    As with human medicines, I understand that any that have been previously dispensed should not be given to another animal and should be destroyed.
    Also, it is against forum rules to offer left over medicines to other members.
    @BerneseBex I am sorry for the loss of your puppy
     
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  4. BerneseBex

    BerneseBex PetForums Newbie

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    Sorry didn't realise I was breaking the rules, just seems like such a waste
     
  5. FeelTheBern

    FeelTheBern They don't like it up 'em, sir!

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    You didn't break the rules-nowhere did you suggest that you intended to distribute the medicine on the forum. @lymorelynn was just warning you against doing so. But the vets you consulted are right; the only thing they can do with the medicine is destroy it.
     
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