Photo of Deerhound at Dewey Beach by Kathy Lazenby

Just a reminder for everyone: It is a good idea to check pill bottles when a prescription is filled to make sure the dosage matches your vet’s actual prescription.

Over the past year, there have been three incidents reported where the dosage was incorrect on the bottles, and the owners, who followed the directions on the bottles, under-dosed their dogs. This led to discomfort for one dog, extensive hospitalization in a specialty hospital for the second, and death for the third. 

Please make sure that the dosing on the pill bottle matches its prescription and the discharge instructions, and if you have any questions, contact your vet immediately.