Message Number: FHL12208 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Sukie Crandall
Date: 2010-09-14 16:24:11 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Further warning on topical drug exposures for pets and children
To: fhl <>, Ferret Mailing List <ferret-l@LISTSERV.FERRETMAILINGLIST.ORG>

I am using a different subject line to be sure to catch people's=20
attention and because there are OTHER drugs which may be being=20
transferred to pets and children (and I wonder if those nicotine=20
patches some use also have hazards just as side-stream smoke does).

symptoms like adrenal disease or like estrus).

This is much later in the very comprehensive article at VIN (VETS: BE=20
SURE to read the information from U TN in this article on what those=20
test results look like.):


Miller and Simmons said the caution should extend beyond topical=20
hormones to any transdermal medications, over-the-counter and=20
prescription alike. For example, Miller said, many compounders prepare=20
topical versions of oral drugs for autistic children who are resistant=20
to taking medications by mouth.

Miller also noted that =93anti-aging=94 products containing female=20
hormones are marketed like cosmetics and sold without prescriptions=20
online and through other retail outlets. =93All veterinarians should be =

thinking not only about potential exposure to prescription drugs, but=20
when they chat with the pet owner, they need to be asking, =91Are you=20
using any hormone creams that you=92ve bought over the Internet or from =

health food or department stores?=92 =94 he advised.


Sukie (not a vet)

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"All hail the procrastinators for they shall rule the world tomorrow."
(2010, Steve Crandall)


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