Monthly Archives April 2019

How to Spot and Handle Client Diversion of their Pets’ Drugs

We all have a story to tell. I clearly remember the client who presented his two cockers to our practice for chronic coughing.  Upon examination, our doctors determined that both dogs had collapsing trachea and the drug hycodan was prescribed.  We all thought – how unusual that two dogs in one home had the same issue.  Then the frequent visits began.  The client “dropped” his pet’s pills.  The one dog got worse and he gave more doses.  He was going out of town and needed his refills early.  This started to become suspicious yet not enough to really red flag
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