Allergic Reaction or Pet Poisoning? Both are a Pet Emergency!

It’s just another normal day at home when all of a sudden, you start to notice your pet acting a little funny. What’s going on? A closer look at their general appearance and behavior may reveal they’re unwell, but without a concrete understanding of what’s behind vague symptoms, you’re stumped.

In some cases, you could have a bona fide pet emergency on your hands. Was your pet exposed to something toxic? Are they having a serious allergic reaction to something? The answer may surprise you. Either way, it’s a situation that requires quick thinking and immediate action.

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Exposure to Edible Marijuana: A Serious Pet Poisoning

pet poisoningsMarijuana is legal in over a half dozen states and is allowed for medical purposes in almost 30. With this shift to decriminalization, cannabis products are becoming more mainstream – and pets are noticing.

Edibles (edible treats made with pot like brownies, candies, etc.) are common culprits of pet poisonings. Seemingly irresistible by many people and animals alike, edibles contain delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, which affects the tissues of the liver, kidneys, and brain.

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