Euthanizing drug found in Chinese store

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A CHINESE store in Pere Garau in Palma de Mallorca has been denounced by the Balearic College of Vets (COVIB) for having a ‘lethal drug’ within ‘easy reach’ of customers.

Dolethal, a drug used exclusively by vets to euthanize dogs and cats, was found at the establishment, Spanish newspaper Diario de Mallorca reports.

With just three milliliters of this product it is possible to kill an average three-year-old child.

The bottles in the Chinese store were 100 milliliters. The main ‘problem and danger’ is that these bottles of Dolethal were within reach of any customer entering the store.

A vet discovered these ‘lethal drug’ alongside dog’s anti-parasite collars, which are only allowed to be sold in pharmacies, pet shops and by vets.

“Not only did the vet take a photo of the two products, but bought one of each as evidence, all of which has been included in the official report,” said COVIB president Ramon Garcia.

“We have no idea how this dangerous product came to be in the store, perhaps it was obtained via the internet, were it is possible to buy many medications that are usually only obtained by prescription.”

The likelihood of Dolethal having been bought through official routes is “slim” as it was being sold for €8 per 100 milliliter bottle in the Chinese store without a need for a prescription, while in authorized stores it is sold for €18 and only if the person has a prescription or is an accredited vet.

Dolethal’s sole distributer in the Balearics is Veterpalma.

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