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O Cannabis: Pot and Pets, THC a No-No but CBD Shows Promise

By Meg Bantle

While the humans, are away the pets will play, but if cannabis is in the house, it could be a health risk to your furry friends.

Doctor Ellie Shelburne, one of the co-owners of the Northampton Veterinary Clinic, said that cannabis is one of the top 10 toxins she treats for at the Northampton Veterinary Clinic.

“THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is much more toxic to dogs and cats than it is to people,” Shelburne said.

According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), cannabis is toxic to dogs, cats, and horses. Shelburne said that she is concerned that the legalization of adult-use cannabis in Massachusetts might lead to more pets ingesting it, especially with more edibles at home, which are particularly tempting to dogs.

Read more at The Valley Advocate

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