According to a veterinary study in Colorado published in Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, there is an increase in the number of dogs treated for marijuana intoxication between 2005 and 2010. Over the past five years Pet Poison Helpline has experienced a 200% increase in the number of cases for pets that have ingested marijuana.
This increase is due to the legalization of marijuana.
Can your pet die from marijuana poisoning? Yes, but is very rare. Over the past five years, no marijuana-related deaths in pets have been reported to Pet Poison Helpline.
Signs of marijuana poisoning in dogs and cats include glassy-eyes, stumbling, dilated pupils, vomiting, coma, and in about 25 percent of dogs, agitation and excitement. Urinary incontinence or urine dribbling is also very common, especially in dogs. Serious effects include changes in heart rate, coma, tremors, and seizures. The signs typically begin 30 to 60 minutes after ingestion, or sooner if inhaled.
Source: San Diego Pets Magazine
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