Pot and Pets: The Straight Dope

A small white dog looks a little out of it while wearing a red, bejeweled collar against a white background

Since the passing of Proposition 64 in 2018, cannabis use has exploded across California. Although the drug can have a positive impact for both medicinal and recreational users, the effects on our pets is quite the opposite.

Since pot was first legalized, veterinarians throughout the state have seen a dramatic increase in cases of marijuana toxicity in pets. Pot and pets simply don’t mix, and it’s critical that all pet owners, regardless of whether or not they use the drug, be aware of its dangers to their furry companions.

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