Too many pet owners underestimate the seriousness of being quilled. Every year veterinarians see countless cases of porcupine quills in dogs, and how you handle the event can have a significant impact on your furry friends comfort and welfare.
With this increased availability, veterinarians have noticed a significant rise in cases of marijuana toxicosis in pets. Like many foods and drugs, marijuana has a vastly different effect on animals compared with the effect on humans.
Veterinarians are frequently asked by animal owners about treating companion animals with cannabinoids. While there is preliminary evidence to suggest cannabinoids have the potential to be beneficial for a number of medical conditions in companion animals, research into cannabinoids and their effects on pets is limited.
The ABVMA urges pet owners to be vigilant about checking pets for ticks and being aware of the risks of Lyme disease, which is now present in Alberta.