A veterinarian at an emergency clinic recently told my partner that roughly one-third of the pets in crisis he sees nowadays suffer from marijuana poisoning. Komo's reporting seems to support this anecdotal evidence:
Dr. Jennifer Waldrop, critical care specialist at the ACCES clinics in Seattle and Renton, said known cases of toxic reactions to marijuana have increased from two in 2009 to 35 in 2012. And, those are only the cases where vets are certain the dogs ate marijuana. Waldrop said there are many more mysterious toxicity cases where pot could be the culprit.
Waldrop said the increase in dogs eating pot can be attributed to the rise in marijuana use, both medical and recreational. She also said more people are reporting their dogs eating pot now that marijuana use is legal and less stigmatized.
If your pet starts twitching, drooling copiously, vomiting, or, you know, falls into a coma, take them to a vet immediately. Especially it you've got marijuana lying around the house.