Features April 2013 Issue

Dogs Going to Pot?

Laws about medical and recreational marijuana are relaxing – and so are some dog owners, when it comes to the safe storage of the herb. Accidental overdoses are increasingly common in dogs.

Dogs Going to Pot?

Legalization may increase accidental incidents in dogs, but may also lead to use of medical marijuana to relieve pain and suffering.

I was watching a television show about a veterinary clinic the evening after completing an early draft of this article. One of the clients was a young man with a very sick dog, who lay at his feet, moaning softly. “He’s not himself,” the man said, his voice choked with emotion. “He’s hardly moving, and when he did move, it was like his joints weren’t working. He can’t control his bladder, he’s peeing all over.” Oh my gosh, I thought to myself, I know what’s wrong with that dog!

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