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Vets Seeing More Dogs Eating Edible Marijuana: Should America Ban Pot for Pets?

Fef 2014/02/27 02:00:00
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"Legalize it, woof!" People treat their pets like family, and now they get them high like family, too. Some states have legalized marijuana, which some potheads assume means they can feed it to their pets. What to do about pot for pets...

DENVER.CBSLOCAL.COM reports:
An animal hospital in Denver is seeing an increasing number of dogs who have eaten edible marijuana and is finding that the diagnosis isn’t good.

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  • anarchyislove 2014/06/13 21:10:09
    No
    anarchyislove
    Pet's lives are being saved every day with cannabis. It can be used topically, without the pet ever feeling high. My dogs get turmeric every day. Cannabis is an herb, so why not use it to help our pets?
  • Paula 2014/04/24 00:46:25
    No
    Paula
    +1
    No, we do not need to "BAN" this. When people say "medical marijuana" for pets, they don't mean taking a big ol' bong hit and forcing your pet to stay still as you force the smoke into their lungs. If you have a pet that is terminally ill and could benefit/find relief from medical marijuana given orally, Would you really deny them? No way I would. What's more, I would do it even if I had to procure the weed ILLEGALLY. If done properly, the risk is minimal. Certainly no more dangerous then the crap you would willingly give them just because a veterinarian told you to. marijuana dog
  • Griegg 2014/03/05 17:47:24
    No
    Griegg
    The thing to do about pot for pets is not give it to them. I like the picture, though.
  • PapaBC 2014/03/05 16:12:14
    Yes
    PapaBC
    BUT people will be idiots and get POT to them anyway.
  • Bastion 2014/03/05 14:30:15
    No
    Bastion
    What a silly bit of propaganda.

    As with most of these manufactured controversies about pot, the question that needs to be asked first is: why are you on about pot before asking the same question about alcohol?

    http://www.petmd.com/blogs/th...
  • That Guy 2014/03/05 14:06:05 (edited)
    No
    That Guy
    +1
    I love looking at high dog pictures
    high dog
  • Rigo Rangel 2014/03/05 10:54:15 (edited)
    No
    Rigo Rangel
    America shouldn't ban pot for pets, since it is not intended for pets. In fact there's no such thing as pot for pets. This question is ridiculous. Cat-nip is the only legal pot for pets ban it as well.
  • Cadfael18 2014/03/05 02:38:11
    Yes
    Cadfael18
    +1
    Disgusting. If people want to ruin themselves with The Weed, then they should leave their pets alone. This is animal cruelty - not that the judiciary ever punishes anyone for truly horrific physical animal cruelty, so they wouldn't do anything about this than give the owner a slap on the wrist and say "Naughty naughty"
  • Jeffersonian Freedom 2014/03/05 01:31:51
    No
    Jeffersonian Freedom
    I a ban will not decrease this from happening.
  • ThoughtLess 2014/03/05 00:19:18
    No
    ThoughtLess
  • Dennis Swanson 2014/03/04 22:53:10
    Yes
    Dennis Swanson
    So that's why Barry acts high all the time, he is. obama eats dogs
  • Chere 2014/03/04 10:10:24
    No
    Chere
    The owners want an excuse to get it themselves.
  • shenendoah 2014/03/04 06:23:17
    Yes
    shenendoah
    But what would be the point. Stupid people flaunt the laws and there's nothing dumber than a druggie. Feeding your pet drugs is also animal abuse...these people have no conscience.
  • Zach055 2014/03/04 05:14:37
  • johnnyg 2014/03/04 01:56:56
    Yes
    johnnyg
    +1
    Ban pets! Ban pot! Ban everything!
  • Bill Pennock 2014/03/03 23:23:05
    Yes
    Bill Pennock
    +1
    (sarcasm meter on high) More laws, burn the people who let their pets each pot. It should be felony pet abuse. Take the animal away from this recalcitrant and throw them in jail for at least a year. Make it a Colorado jail and as part of the sentence they get pot infused food every meal to show them the error of their ways.

    PS: many vets will pump the stomach of a pet that's had a beer too, it's ridiculous but they will tell you it is a must. All that does is hurt the animal and unless they have consumed mass quantities for their weight they are not harmed. But the vet makes a lot of money.
  • TheAsianDiva85 2014/03/03 21:15:18
    No
    TheAsianDiva85
    +1
    I meant to press yes,they should ban it because it is very bad....:(:(:(:(
  • spiritgal33 2014/03/03 21:03:49
    Yes
    spiritgal33
    unless the dog has cancer or sevier pain such as that and it eases their pain, it is medical and if used as such then WE Should SUPPORT IT for that.
  • Darr247 2014/03/03 17:48:03
    Yes
    Darr247
    +1
    It should be against the law to give them alcoholic beverages, too.
  • Royo 2014/03/03 17:10:07
    Yes
    Royo
    What the hell? These people who are feeding their dogs this should have it taken away, and given to a family who won't basically try to kill it.
  • Sheila 2014/03/03 15:52:44
    No
    Sheila
    +3
    If you want your dog high then so be it. Damn it man aren't there enough laws yet? Believe me anyone I know whose dog got high the owner was pissed because that meant they didn't get whatever it was.... This is NOT a widespread problem and is not even dangerous for the pet. STOP passing dumb-assed laws!!!
  • Rigo Ra... Sheila 2014/03/05 10:59:32
    Rigo Rangel
    +1
    Well the question is stupid, there's no such thing as "pot for pets" so what's really there to ban?
  • Sheila Rigo Ra... 2014/03/05 17:14:15
    Sheila
    +1
    LOL< there is that too right?

    A friend's dog ate a QP years ago. They FREAKED OUT and called the vet. He laughed and said put out LOTS of food and water and leave him be, he will be fine. A QP. So a brownie or two WILL NOT kill them.
  • Nat Turner 2014/03/03 15:16:02
    Yes
    Nat Turner
    Is there really a need for pets to get high?
  • Darr247 Nat Turner 2014/03/03 17:48:59
    Darr247
    It should be against the law to give them alcoholic beverages, too.
  • Nat Turner Darr247 2014/03/03 17:56:33
    Nat Turner
    ;)
  • Nat Turner Darr247 2014/03/03 17:58:26 (edited)
    Nat Turner
    Since your little buddy can't say let's get high......LEAVE THEM ALONE!
  • William Nat Turner 2014/03/03 18:27:31
    William
    I read an article several years ago about how animals -- especially those in captivity -- like getting high and do it whenever they get the chance. Escapism is not just for humans.
  • Nat Turner William 2014/03/03 18:44:29
    Nat Turner
    +1
    But did an animal tell you he wanted to get high??? NO! Leave them alone!
  • William Nat Turner 2014/03/03 20:01:59
    William
    No, I agree. People should not force animals to drink whisky, beer or wine. They shouldn't feed them pot or LSD or dope them with meth. 'Just making a statement of fact.
  • Nat Turner William 2014/03/03 20:06:04
  • TheBuffyGirl 2014/03/03 14:19:14
    Yes
    TheBuffyGirl
    +1
    I meant to click no. I think the animals owner needs to be more responsible and put the edibles up.
  • Sailor Jerry [Proud Liberta... 2014/03/03 09:34:31
    No
    Sailor Jerry [Proud Libertarian]
    +4
    now this is absolutely the STUPIDEST idea i've ever heard in the world...
  • cantomagica 2014/03/03 09:31:38
    Yes
    cantomagica
    +1
    Yeah, go ahead and kill your pets too, Dumb a$$es! That's like getting your kids high! Pot should never have been legalized and the only reason it was is so government can tax you on it, and keep an eye on all the potheads!

    Anybody who gets their pets high should go to jail for animal abuse!

    stupid potheads
  • Darr247 cantoma... 2014/03/03 17:49:18
    Darr247
    +1
    It should be against the law to give them alcoholic beverages, too.
  • cantoma... Darr247 2014/03/04 21:34:16
    cantomagica
    I totally agree! And here's a short article for people who think it's okay, even to give them scraps other than meat:
    http://www.petpoisonhelpline....
  • rhyslee... cantoma... 2014/03/03 18:17:21
    rhyslee.prescott
    +2
    smoking marijuana doesn't kill humans, the only way it can is if you smoke hundreds of joints or drive while high, like alcohol. for animals it is a different story as they have different anatomies but it is safe for humans.
  • cantoma... rhyslee... 2014/03/04 21:42:56
    cantomagica
    Some studies have linked marijuana use to a variety of medical problems, including schizophrenia, head and neck cancer and lung cancer, but the research isn't conclusive. There's also evidence that suggests people with heart disease should be careful about smoking pot.

    Also, women who smoke weed while pregnant: http://voices.yahoo.com/why-s...

    So, although it won't outright kill you like the affects of alcohol or other drugs, it can cause other medical issues which can kill you, or leave you mentally ill.
  • Douglas... cantoma... 2014/03/03 21:26:24
  • cantoma... Douglas... 2014/03/04 21:44:29
    cantomagica
    +1
    You too?

    Some studies have linked marijuana use to a variety of medical problems, including schizophrenia, head and neck cancer and lung cancer, but the research isn't conclusive. There's also evidence that suggests people with heart disease should be careful about smoking pot.

    Also, women who smoke weed while pregnant: http://voices.yahoo.com/why-s...

    So, although it won't outright kill you like the affects of alcohol or other drugs, it can cause other medical issues which can kill you, or leave you mentally ill.
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