If you live with a pet, there is a good chance you consider it to be a member of your family. It is well established that companion animals, ranging from cats and dogs through to birds and rodents, can have a positive health benefit in our lives.
When cannabis was legalized in the parts of the United States, there were substantial increases in marijuana-related visits to children’s hospitals and calls to poison control centres. Pets are just as vulnerable — just like our human family members, pets are susceptible to getting sick.
Working as a researcher, a veterinarian and a social worker at the University of Saskatchewan, we have teamed up to help prevent the same occurring this side of the border in Canada.
Dogs are attracted to cannabis
The latest estimate and purchase data shows that a sizeable amount of recreational cannabis has been purchased since it was legalized in October 2018.
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