EPISODE 152 | RELEASED January 31, 2022

What To Do With Leftover Dog Medications | Dr. Nancy Reese Deep Dive

If you have leftover dog medications, don’t flush them! Look for a local drug takeback program instead.


If your dog has died or just doesn’t need a particular medication any more, you might find yourself with some extra pills. Keeping them around the house isn’t ideal due to risks to kids and pets, but what CAN you do with them?

Dr. Nancy Reese discusses why flushing leftover meds is not a good idea, and offers advice on finding a local drug takeback program or asking your veterinarian to dispose of more dangerous medications, such as oral chemotherapy drugs, for you. She also goes over the legal issues with donating medications, and the safety concerns of giving one pet’s medication to a different pet.

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