Top 5 Things You Need To Know About Dogs and Marijuana
by Pet Qwerks Toys on July 2, 2019
1. How do dogs get stoned?
Many people give marijuana to their dog’s to deal with their health problems and that makes them high on it in the process. Dogs are also known to have accidentally consumed pot brownies and other edibles rich in marijuana. Not only that, dogs also get high on marijuana by eating green leafy marijuana buds.
In areas with large homeless populations, dogs get exposed to marijuana when they consume human poop. Dogs also get high by smoking secondhand. The extent to which they get stoned depends on their size, concentration of smoke and duration of exposure to the smoke.
2. What are the effects of marijuana on dogs?
Some of the common symptoms showed by dogs high on marijuana include:
- Breathing problems
- Lower blood pressure
- Abnormal Heart rate and rhythm
- Loss of balance
You may see your dog panting excessively and looking extremely lethargic. Some may be too relaxed and calm for their likings. Marijuana affects different breeds in various different manners.
3. Is marijuana fatal for your dog?
If your dog has consumed a huge amount of weed then it may turn out to be fatal for them. Your dog is at an increased risk if they are smaller in size, old or very sick. Immediate supportive care and intravenous fluids should be administered in order to save them from serious damage.
4. Is cannabis poisonous to dogs?
If your dog has consumed too much cannabis and you are worried about cannabis poisoning, look for the following signs:
- Severe depression
- Walking drunk
- Low blood pressure
- Respiratory depression
5. What about CBD oil for dogs?
Cannabis body oil is usually okay if it is not more 0.3% THC. Usually this is what is available in the market and safe for use.