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I am not surprised, because some of the time, the pharmacist does not realize that the patient is a pet, even if it was called in by a vet clinic.
I had antibiotics filled by a regular pharmacy for my guinea pig before. Where the vet would prescribe 5 ml, I had to purchase 60 ml from the pharmacy for them to even fill it and then they also put human recommendations on it. Luckily, my background and having had to give antibiotics to my pigs before, I knew exactly what dosage to give. Other people may not be that knowledgeable and go by the pharmacist's recommendations and harm their pet unknowingly.
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