The psychoactive compound in marijuana that causes people to get high, THC (delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol), is toxic to pets. Can Pets Die From Marijuana Poisoning? Q. What are the signs of marijuana poisoning in pets? Q. What are the treatments for marijuana poisoning? Q.
Can my veterinarian use an over-the-counter drug test (for humans) to check if my dog was poisoned with marijuana? A. Over-the-counter human urine drug tests have been used to help diagnose dogs with exposure to marijuana; however, the success rate is very inconsistent and false negatives occur. With these drug screening tests, a positive THC result is consistent with marijuana poisoning, while a negative result does not conclusively rule out poisoning. The veterinary staff at Pet Poison Helpline is primarily concerned with the welfare of the pet.
They only ask that pet owners be honest and communicate exactly what the pet was exposed to, so they can quickly identify the poisoning and treat it as soon as possible. Sorry, we couldn't find any posts. Cannabis, or marijuana, is not safe for dogs. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), one of a group of compounds called cannabinoids and the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, is toxic to dogs.
It can cause side effects and, in very, very rare cases, even death. Dogs are much more sensitive to the effects of THC than people (yes, even more sensitive than that friend who can't talk after a few puffs), it takes a lot less cannabis for your dog to start showing signs of toxicity. THC percentages vary between strains, so you should be even more careful if you have marijuana that contains more than 20% THC. They also show that CBD for dogs has more potential benefits than THC in treating several different ailments.
For example, ingesting a “marijuana brownie” needs a different treatment than inhalation because eating the brownie requires treatment for cannabis and chocolate toxicity, while inhalation may require additional treatment for respiratory irritation. On the other hand, a 150-pound dog would need 1023 grams of marijuana flower or 256 grams of THC concentrate for a possible lethal dose. Treatments for severe THC poisoning include intravenous fluids, medications, fluids, and possibly induced vomiting. There may be some situations where THC products are appropriate for dogs, usually when the benefits outweigh the risks.
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