Why some are stealing medications from their pets

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  • A survey of random adults found 25.4% intended to take non-prescribed antibiotics in the future
  • Americans tend to hoard more antibiotics than other parts of the world
  • Sharing medication with your pets can be dangerous

(CNN)Some of us may be sharing a little too much with our pets.

Sure, people share their dinners with their dogs, and some share their beds, but that kind of closeness generally isn't as much of a major danger to human health as this new kind of closeness uncovered by unsuspecting scientists. There is now scientific evidence that some people may be sharing their pets' medications.