MARIJUANA, CANNABIS, SYNTHETIC CANNABINOID, POISONING IN DOGS AND CATS
 
Description    Marijuana (CANNABIS) or synthetic cannabinoid ingestion by pets can cause neurologic disturbances often accompanied by gastrointestinal signs.
 
Species   Canine, Feline
 
Signs   Abnormal behavior, aggression, changing habits, Abnormal forelimb reflexes, Abnormal hindlimb reflexes, Abnormal pupillary response to light, Anorexia, Arrhythmia, Ataxia, Bradycardia, Change in voice, Circling, Cold skin, Colic, Coma, Conjunctival, scleral, injection, Conjunctival, scleral, redness, Constant or increased vocalization, Decreased respiratory rate, Decreased, absent thirst, hypodipsia, adipsia, Diarrhea, Disoriented, Dullness, Dysmetria, Dyspnea, Excessive or decreased sleeping, Excessive salivation, Excitement, Fever, Generalized weakness, Head pressing, Head tilt, Hyperesthesia, Hypothermia, Inability to stand, Increased respiratory rate, Mydriasis, Nystagmus, Opisthotonus, Pain on external abdominal pressure, Polydipsia, Polyuria, Seizures or syncope, Sinus tachycardia, Tachycardia, Tetraparesis, Trembling, Tremor, Urinary incontinence, Vomiting or regurgitation
 
References   Williams K. Suspected synthetic cannabinoid toxicosis in a dog. J Vet Emerg Crit Care 2015;25:739 [Web Reference]
Fitzgerald KT. Marijuana Poisoning. Topics Comp Anim Med 2013;28:8 [Web Reference]
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