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What About His Medications?

My border collie died a few days ago.  He was 14 years old and had a heart murmur.  I have rymadil, laysix and some other meds that I don't know what to do with.  I don't want to throw them out. Did any one else have this happen to them.  What to do?

wdbg47 wdbg47 51-55 3 Responses Dec 28, 2009

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Sorry to hear about your dog, It sounds like you really loved him, He had a pretty long life for a dog. We've had pets all my life and we had to have some put to sleep, it's never easy. My mom and dad just lost their dog Lucky , he had seizers , had over 60 and had to take expensive medicine. He was Lucky to have my Mom and Dad take care of him cause Mom would pet him and talk to him and sometimes talk him out of a seizer. It was very hard on them to loose him, I'm not sure how old he was I think he was only 4 or 5 when he died. <br />
They have a new dog now, His name is Lucky Joe, cause the women that want get rid of him and gave him to Mom and Dad, called him Joey. Mom and Dad said he was Lucky Joe to have them and they said they were lucky to have him also,. Mom and Dad don't get out much and it give them a reason to get up in the morning to let him out.<br />
They talk to him like a child, my sister brought him some toys for christmas and when mom took him to the Vet she said," Say hi to the doctor, Lucy Joe. " lol!!!

That's very sad, our canine friends are regarded as an essential part of our family so I can only imagine how you are feeling. <br />
I have no unique suggestion, think the ones above would suffice. Perhaps a vet or dog shelter would be a viable means of ensuring that the remaining medication go to a good cause.

I'm very sorry you've lost a beloved friend. Please accept my sympathies. <br />
Your vet or your pharmacist might take the meds,if only to ensure safe disposal.<br />
For safety and insurance reasons,it is very difficult to re-use medications that have been prescribed, even if unopened.<br />
However,you are doing the responsible thing. <br />
Too many people throw meds out or flush them,and neither is sensible or safe.