October 27, 2010

Dogs' Licking Exposes Them to Drugs

Dogs go into heat after licking owners' hormone creams.

In female pets, the symptoms resemble heat: swollen genitals, bloody discharge and behavioral problems. Male animals are showing up with swollen breast tissue and hair loss. Standard treatments and even repeated operations have had no effect.

Now vets have identified the culprit. The pets were all owned by women who used hormone creams on their hands, arms and legs to counter symptoms of menopause. Animals who licked or cuddled their owners, or rubbed up against their legs, were being inadvertently exposed to doses of hormone drugs.
(Via Instapundit.)


Midwest Chick said...

They had something similar happen to a baby boy. He started growing body hair, etc. and showed all of the signs of adolescence even though he was less than a year old. Turned out his dad was holding him after putting on his testosterone cream. He went back to normal after they stopped his exposure to it.

Galen Geer said...

I'll have to pass it on to M (my M, not your M) because Rylie has serious allergic issues. Thanks, glg