Why Can't Dogs Eat Chocolate: How Medicines Work And How You Can Take Them Safely by Louise AcheyWhy Can't Dogs Eat Chocolate: How Medicines Work And How You Can Take Them Safely by Louise Achey

Why Can't Dogs Eat Chocolate: How Medicines Work And How You Can Take Them Safely

byLouise Achey

Paperback | June 10, 2014

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Adverse reactions to prescription medicines are now a leading cause of death in America. Medicines are powerful treatments but unpredictable. They don’t work the same in everyone, much like how chocolate has a different effect on your pet than it does on you.

Why Dogs Can’t Eat Chocolate: How Medicines Work and How YOU Can Take Them Safelybridges the gap between what most of us understand about pills and what most doctors assume you already know about your medication. From Barney the Bassett hound puppy’s encounter with chocolate stars, to the 3 “Ds” of Taking Medicine Safely, and Dr. Louise’s 5 Key Strategies for Protecting You and Your Loved Ones from the Dangers of Drug Therapy,Why Dogs Can’t Eat Chocolatecovers it all. If you want to make sense of all the information about your medicine that’s available from your doctor, pharmacist, and other sources, this is the book you (and we all) have been waiting for.

Keep your pet safe from chocolate poisoning AND discover what your doctor and pharmacist want you to know about your medications and how to take them safely.
Louise Achey is a practicing pharmacist of thirty-four years, with additional credentials and specialty certification in pharmacotherapy for sixteen years. She is also a medical school professor, award-winning teacher, and author of a weekly newspaper column, a blog called Ask Dr. Louise, and the medi-guideTaking Warfarin Safely.
Title:Why Can't Dogs Eat Chocolate: How Medicines Work And How You Can Take Them SafelyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.4 inPublished:June 10, 2014Publisher:Morgan James PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:161448967X

ISBN - 13:9781614489672

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In order to get the desired response from a medicine, whether it’s lowering your blood pressure, relieving a muscle spasm in your back, or decreasing your “bad” cholesterol, you need to take enough medicine to bind to the receptors that the medicine fits on, but not so much that you experience an exaggerated effect, side effects or toxicity.Doctors and medical professionals do their best to choose the safest, most effective dose of medicine for you, but there is too much variability between people to get it right every time.No drug works in everyone, and no drug works the same in everyone. Getting the best dose of medicine for you is a process of trial and error.

Editorial Reviews

“Dr. Achey has a remarkable ability to explain pharmacology in a way that patients of all educational levels will find interesting, useful and entertaining. Why Dogs Can’t Eat Chocolate is a real gem!” -Daniel J. Cardona, Child/Adolescent Psychiatry   “The more you know about your medicines the more likely you are to take them correctly and benefit from them. If you or your loved ones have a chronic disease, I highly recommend this book.” -Terry Dahlin, RPh, Pharmacist   “I LOVED Dr. Louise’s book! I wish all my patients would read it! It clearly explains what they need to know about taking their medications and it’s so fun to read.” -Patricia, APRN, Advanced Practice Nurse