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PAWS AND CLAWS
     

Paws
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DR

Dr. Frank Lavac
MS, DVM, ABVP-Avian
VCA Wilshire Animal Hospital


Legalizing Marijuana
(Continued from Monthly Columns)

Other less common signs include seizures, salivation and vomiting. Deaths are rare and have been associated with ingestion of a more concentrated “THC butter.”

There is not a specific antidote for marijuana/THC toxicity. Treatment is largely supportive, which includes intravenous fluids, as well as monitoring body temperature and heart rate and rhythm. Specific diagnosis can be challenging, and is often determined through a combination of clinical signs and the owner’s history.

Human urine drug-screening tests are not dependable as a way of diagnosing toxicity in dogs. Please consult your veterinarian immediately if there is a known ingestion of marijuana. Inducing vomiting quickly can prevent or reduce symptoms.

Dr. Frank Lavac can be reached by calling 310-828-4587.

 

 
 

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