Furball has some leftover pet medication from his bouts with pancreatitis and a blocker bladder. To date, his expired mediation has been sitting in a cupboard and as I’ve moved apartments, I’ve just moved it with me. Today, I called his vet to find out what the proper procedure is for safely disposing of his pet medication.
Here’s what the pharmacist at the animal hospital had to say:
- If it’s liquid, do NOT pour it down the sink.
- Regardless of whether the pet medication consists of liquids or tablets, don’t thrown it away in the regular trash.
- Bring it back to the vet and they will follow the proper procedures to safely dispose of the pet medication.
HOW YOU CAN TAKE ACTION
- Check to see if you have any expired or leftover medication that your cat no longer needs
- If you do, don’t pour it down the drain and don’t throw it in the regular trash.
- Call your vet and ask them for their recommended actions.
- If they ask you to throw it away, I would recommend calling a local animal hospital and asking them if they will take the medication and dispose of it for you.