Video: Pets and the Dangers of Marijuana
If you’ve been keeping up with the news, you know that there’s heightened interest in medical marijuana edibles and smokables across the United States right now. And according to Dr. Narda Robinson, director of the Colorado State University Center for Comparative and Integrative Pain Medicine, the incidence of marijuana intoxication in small animals is rising rapidly.
Dogs and cats don’t metabolize THC, the compound that gives marijuana its psychoactive effects, the same way humans do, which means they can become very ill — or even die — from much lower doses than would affect people. Watch the video below to learn more about marijuana intoxication in pets and how to tell if your cat or dog has consumed the drug.