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…]