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Vets Seeing THC Increase In Pets After Legalization Of Marijuana

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Since marijuana is now legal in the state of Washington, emergency clinic veterinarians have reported an increase in animal THC toxicity. For some vets - the problem is bringing up to 30 new cases a month.

Vets say the positive tests for marijuana has nearly doubled after the legalization of recreational marijuana, especially as the edible market for marijuana grows.

Vets say any infused product should be treated as a medicine, and not as a baked good to be hanging around where your pets can easily get a hold of them. 

Experts are saying the lethal cannabis dose for dogs is 3 grams per kilogram of weight. So if you pet does consume the product, you or your vet will want to induce vomiting to try and empty the stomach. Some animals are even given liquid charcoal to absorb the marijuana as it passes through the system. 

Most THC cases in animals can be treated if caught early. If you notice a change in your pet, veterinarians recommend a trip to your animal clinic immediately.

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