The Newest Poison: Marijuana

The Newest Poison: Marijuana

So far this year the ASPCA reports a 765% increase in all to animal poison control center about pet exposures.  

  • The number of edibles makes marijuana more enticing to dogs.
  • They smell and taste like regular baked goods.
  • Cats on the other hand are more attracted by marijuana in its bud form.
  • Dogs have consumed human feces that weren’t properly disposed of as well as remnants of marijuana.
  • Most exposures are not serious.  But in rare cases can be fatal.  Containment or confinement to prevent any harm may be necessary for 24 hours.

How long cannibas intoxication will last depends on such factors as the amount consumed, the level of THC concentration and the size of the pet.

Severe cases can cause seizures, tremors and coma

Signs of Exposure:

  • uncoordinated movement
  • Balance disturbances
  • Disorientation
  • Hyperactivity
  • Dilated pupils
  • Vocalization
  • Drooling
  • Variations in temperatures
  • Dribbling Urine
  • Heart Rate Rhythms
  • Depressions
  • Coma
  • Seizures
  • Agitation
  • hypothermia
  • coma
  • death

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