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pets and accidental ingestion of marijuana

What Do Veterinarians Need to Know About Pets and Pot?

Veterinarians should be prepared to treat pets that have ingested marijuana as more states move to legalize or decriminalize marijuana use. They should also be prepared for questions about the therapeutic benefits of CBD and cannabis.

dog with marijuana plant

With Legalization on the Rise, Veterinarians Warn Against Pets Getting Into Pot

Marijuana poisonings have been on the rise in dogs in recent years. In 2019, the ASPCA’s Animal Poison Control Center reported a 765% increase in calls about marijuana ingestion by animals over the same period last year. If a pet shows any signs of marijuana toxicity they should be seen by a veterinarian as quickly as possible.

Post-Grooming Furunculosis

Post-grooming furunculosis in dogs is a deep bacterial folliculitis. A presumptive diagnosis is based on history and clinical signs.

waterfowl and heavy metal poisoning

Lead and Zinc Toxicity in Birds

When it comes to heavy-metal poisoning, lead and zinc are the most commonly reported of avian toxicoses in both captive and free-ranging birds.

AVMA Shares Safety Tips for Pets on Halloween

In preparation for Halloween, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has put together seven tips for veterinarians to share with pet owners to ensure animals stay safe during upcoming festivities.

Toxicity of Art Supplies

Welcome to Practical Toxicology, brought to you in partnership between Today’s Veterinary Practice and the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) (aspcapro.org/poison). This column provides practical clinical information about diagnosing and treating pets that have been exposed to potentially harmful substances. The APCC: Provides 24-hour diagnostic and treatment recommendations by specially trained veterinary toxicologists Protects …

New App Available To Identify Hazardous Drugs

The U.S Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) recently introduced a new mobile app designed to help veterinarians and veterinary employers improve safety in the handling of dangerous drugs. The goal of the app is to help healthcare workers, including veterinarians, safely handle hazardous drugs as labeled under USP’s General Chapter <800> Hazardous Drugs — Handling in Healthcare …

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