The curse of pharmaceutical drug addiction worsens.
BUFFALO, NY (WIVB/KSP/CNN) – Veterinarians say people are hurting their pets to get pain pills.
To protect the pets, some vets have changed the way they prescribe pain pills.
In Kentucky, police say a woman cut her dog with a razor to obtain a prescription for pain pills that she herself used.
People often seek Tramadol to get a better high.
Dr. R. Reed Stevens, a veterinarian at Ellicott Small Hospital in Buffalo, NY, has reduced how often he prescribes Tramadol and other pain medications after concerns of peole abusing their pets to get the medications.
“It strikes to us at the core, in terms of what we’re about in terms of helping animals,” Stevens said.
He says he has been suspicious of people in the past.
Red flags include drugs going missing and refills coming more often.