With pot now authorized in lots of states, the ASPCA’s Animal Poison Management Heart has logged a file variety of calls relating to pets ingesting marijuana in early 2019 — a whopping 765 % improve from the identical time-frame the earlier 12 months. The recognition of marijuana “edibles” (meals objects like brownies or cookies that include marijuana) may very well be partly responsible for canine ingestions, however cats are usually extra drawn to the plant type. Widespread indicators of marijuana publicity in pets embrace melancholy, ataxia (lack of muscle management), agitation, dilated pupils, irregular coronary heart fee, low physique temperature and urinary incontinence. Not often, seizures or coma might happen.
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Pet professional Jackie Brown has spent 20 years following her ardour for animals as a author and editor within the pet publishing business. She is contributing author for Nationwide Geographic’s Full Information to Pet Well being, Conduct, and Happiness: The Veterinarian’s Method to At-Residence Animal Care (April 2019) and writer of the e book It’s Raining Cats and Canine: Making Sense of Animal Phrases (Lumina Press, 2006). Jackie is an everyday contributor to pet and veterinary business media and is the previous editor of quite a few pet magazines, together with Canine World, Pure Canine, Puppies 101, Kittens 101 and the In style Cats Sequence. Previous to beginning her profession in publishing, Jackie spent eight years working in veterinary hospitals the place she assisted veterinarians as they handled canines, cats, rabbits, pocket pets, reptiles, birds and one memorable lion cub. She lives in Southern California along with her husband, two sons and miniature poodle Jäger. Attain her at jackiebrownwriter.wordpress.com.