Marijuana / Cannabis

Severity scale:
This toxin is considered to be a moderate risk. However, your pet's medical history, age, weight, and breed could put him/her at higher risk. It is advised that you contact whiskerDocs or your primary veterinarian for further guidance about any steps you may need to take to ensure your pet's safety. If you choose to, you may monitor your pet closely, but the onset or worsening of any of the below symptoms warrants a trip to the emergency room.

Now that this drug is legal in some states, the cases of marijuana toxicity in pets are growing rapidly. While it is a natural herb/plant, the effects on our pets can be much different than they are on humans. Also, because there are so many different strains, THC concentrations, and forms of marijuana (plant, liquid, and edible), the exact level of toxicity is unknown. Whenever a potential toxin's exact toxic levels are unknown, the drug is considered especially dangerous, because there is no measurable threshold for when the amount ingested could become dangerous.

Toxic to: 
Dogs and Cats
Leaves, flowers, seeds contain THC -- often marijuana (cannabis) is supplied in a liquid, vapor, or edible form for medicinal use
Severe depression, lethargy, low heart rate, walking drunk, and coma
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