How to report a pet's adverse reaction to a food, drug, product, or device - Dr. Marty Becker

How to report a pet’s adverse reaction to a food, drug, product, or device

Tuesday, Aug 15th, 2017 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Has your pet had a problem related to ingestion or use of a food, drug, product or device? Here’s how to report it.

If necessary, first contact your veterinarian so your pet can be properly cared for. For medications or vaccines, your veterinarian can file an adverse event report. For foods, call 888-332-8387 or look online at fda.gov. For EPA-approved flea and tick products or other pesticides, call 800-858-7378.

Also report problems with foods, drugs, products or devices to the manufacturer. You can find contact information on the packaging or the company’s website.

Learn more, including why what you don’t know about rabies law can be a matter of life and death for your pet, in this week’s Pet Connection!