Monday, December 21, 2020

Human Lotions Can Harm Your Pet

Now that many of us are home spending more time with our pets, it’s important to revisit this topic. Some human lotions are unsafe for pets. Use caution to prevent medicated lotions from getting onto your pet’s fur and/or being ingested. Pets may be drawn to the smell of your lotion and want to lick it off. As a warning about hormone creams, pets need to be kept away from your wrists  Hormone creams (especially estrogen) that are rubbed on the inside wrist or elbow can easily be transferred to a pet and can cause hormonal imbalances in pets. Antifungal creams, calamine lotion, sunscreen and muscle rubs are just a few of the topical treatments that can make pets sick if ingested.

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