Marijuana is toxic to dogs and cats. Marijuana poisoning in dogs and cats can be severe if not treated promptly. Contact your vet or PPH if your pet ate marijuana. Nov 7, We aren't saying marijuana is good or bad for your dog. What we're saying is there are some precautions to take. Read this article to learn. Are you thinking about giving your dog THC? Or have you seen some CBD oils which contain THC? Be careful: THC can produce very harsh side effects in pets.
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No veterinarian is going to judge their client for being honest and we will never contact the police. We just want to know what is going on so we can treat the pet to the best of our ability.
As weed becomes legalized, run-ins between pets and pot could increase. In Washington State, for example, veterinarians have been seeing as many as a dog per day for THC exposure. And in Colorado, incidents of doped-up dogs have quadrupled in recent years. Some people say that marijuana could have medicinal uses for animals , while others defend the drug from being called dangerous for anyone at all.
But too often YouTube videos are shared depicting dogs intentionally being given the drug by their owners for recreation, and the dogs appear to be stumbling and groggy. Any animal lover would find some of these videos of pups on drugs pretty disturbing, despite - or maybe because of - the often unbridled laughter of the videographers at the plight of their helpless pets. A large quantity of pot can be potentially toxic or even fatal to pets: Proietto said, adding that treatment can include inducing vomiting and giving IV fluids.
We encourage people to keep it in a safe place away from their pets for their wallets and for the sake of their furry four legged kids.
In Canada, where Bae lives, marijuana may only be legal for medicinal purposes, but federal legislation could make recreational use legal come July. While many advocates of marijuana are pleased by this changing tide, their pets are a different story.
Little data is available on how non-human animals respond to marijuana, but all the evidence we do have suggests the psychoactive components of the drug are rather unpleasant for Scruffy. If dogs get into a stash with high concentrations of the psychoactive compound THC, Wismer says they may even experience a steep drop in blood pressure or slip into a coma.
Hearing this, it can be hard to imagine how marijuana could ever serve as medicine. But as PopSci reported in , scientists really are looking into the potential medicinal uses of cannabis in dogs and other pets. Early evidence suggests that, just as in humans, cannabis could provide animals with substantive pain relief.
In other words, scientists in a lab may be able to isolate the beneficial compounds within marijuana, but a discarded joint like the one Ella found is completely uncontrolled, both in content and in dose. Bae says he was relieved when the doctor told him Ella was only high, and not suffering from some life-altering illness. For the next three days, Ella, with her dilated pupils and unsure footing, had to be ferried up and down the stairs and soothed after the slightest sound disturbed her.
Bae says she spent most of the time staring at her own reflection in mirrors. He did his best to keep her happy and comfortable and supplied with an appropriate soundtrack. This was day 3 of her being stoned two weeks ago. A post shared by Paul Bae mrpaulbae on Dec 30, at 4: All in all, Bae did what every dog owner should.
When a dog like Ella loses control of their legs or seems extremely disoriented or verging on comatose, Wismer says, it really is important they see a vet to rule out other causes or intervene if necessary.
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Image via Roxana Gonzalez/Shutterstock. By Teresa K. Traverse. As marijuana is starting to be legalized throughout the country, it means that veterinarians will. Jan 4, There are too few vet-sponsored studies on the effects of marijuana on dogs to know for sure whether or not it's safe. Never give your dog weed. Jul 8, As more states legalize recreational use of marijuana, Animal Poison Control Centers report a significant increase in calls about pets and pot. “The best way to compare it is to the idea of a really bad trip," said Bowie.