The opioid crisis has become such a major problem that it's even affecting pets. More and more veterinarians say they've encountered people who intentionally harmed their pets in order to get their hands on prescription painkillers.In a recent survey in Colorado, 13% of veterinarians say they had encountered a case where an owner had intentionally harmed their pet for a narcotics prescription.
A woman in Kentucky was recently jailed for over a year after cutting her retriever with razor blades to get a prescription for Tramadol.
The FDA has released a resource guide for vets on what to do if they identify animal abuse. This problem has gone so far off the rails what can get it under control? The makers keep making the Docs giving putting it out.