Marijuana toxicity is becoming more commonly seen in dogs, with the legalization of this drug in many states. If your dog accidentally ingests this product, you must call your veterinarian for advice as they could suffer from various side effects.
Moderate toxicity – depending on the amount consumed
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- Marijuana can cause a wide range of side effects in dogs
- You must tell your veterinarian what has occurred so that they can provide the correct treatment for your dog
- Treatment may involve inducing vomiting and/or supportive care
- Prognosis is favorable when prompt treatment occurs
Dogs of any age or breed, but particularly young, curious dogs that are prone to eating things they perhaps shouldn’t.
Symptoms of toxycity:
- Sedation or lethargy
- Dilated pupils or glazed expression
- Difficulty walking
- Changes in heart rate
- Potential coma
Understanding the diagnostics
Learning about the causes
Best treatment options
Make your pet vomit
Provide supportive care
Home remedies and their effectiveness
The quicker you seek treatment the better your dog’s recovery will be, so don’t waste any time at home and make sure you get your pet seen immediately.
When to see a vet
Rebecca is a companion animal vet who has always had a passion for writing and client communication. Since her graduation from the Royal Veterinary college in 2009, she has gained a wealth of experience in first opinion small animal practice, in both clinical and managerial roles. She currently works in the South West and deals with a variety of routine and emergency appointments, but particularly enjoys medicine cases. Outside of work and writing, she enjoys spending time with her family, including her bouncy flat-coated retriever George!