Now that Marijuana has been made legal in some states, the amount of animals being seen for marijuana exposure is on the rise. All portions of the plant itself can cause serious health problems for our pets. The THC compound causes their blood pressure and body temperature to drop, their bodies to shake, and their breathing to slow down. In some cases, it can actually cause the animals to be hyper, jumpy, and act as if they are "seeing things". It can be an extremely scary event for our animals as they have no idea what is going on and why they are feeling this way. If you've ever heard the term "bad trip"...this is it. Admitting to your veterinarian what may have happened can be a bit unnerving for people however, your pet will need immediate veterinary care and support until the THC has left their system.