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BayCare Clinic in the News: Addiction drives some to abuse pet meds

Fri, Sep 21, 2018

WHO: Dr. Michael Hartmann, an emergency medicine physician with BayCare Clinic, was interviewed for a WBAY Channel 2 news story about pet owners who feed their drug addiction by abusing their pets’ prescriptions.

 

WHAT: Veterinarians say some pet owners are using drugs prescribed for their animals. That can complicate matters when treating emergency patients, Hartmann says.

 

WHERE: The interview aired Thursday, September 20, on WBAY Channel 2 News.

 

WHEN: It is available online. Watch the video.

 

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