Canine Cannabis: Vet Says it's High Time for Sick Pets to Have Medical Marijuana

CALIFORNIA: Until she introduced “magic cheese” to her sick and aging bulldog, Laura Bugni-Daniel watched him suffer for two years. He’d spend his days lying down or throwing up.

Today, at age 12, he plays like a puppy through the day, his fur is soft and he sleeps at night, soothed not by magic, but by the dose of marijuana in that cheese. [Read more…]

Seattle's marijuana problem: Pets getting stoned

WASHINGTON: When marijuana was legalized, dog owners like Sam Reich never thought people smoking pot would affect her pooch. But that is exactly what veterinarian Dr. Beth Guerra is seeing inside Renton’s Animal Critical Care and Emergency Services clinic. “We are seeing quite an uptick with marijuana toxicity with mainly dogs, but occasionally cats,” Guerra said. “And I think it is coinciding with the legalization of marijuana in this state.” Last year her two clinics alone saw about 35 cases of pets that had gotten into some pot. This year, it is only July and the clinic’s already seen more than 35 cases. [Read more…]