Marijuana Toxicity

Marijuana Toxicity

Cannabis (marijuana, pot, weed, and THC), affects receptors in the brain that alter normal neurotransmitter function. Dogs and cats can be poisoned by marijuana from direct ingestion of marijuana or baked foods laced with THC, or from second hand smoke exposure. In...
Mushroom Toxicity

Mushroom Toxicity

Remember the adage: “There are old mushroom hunters, there are bold mushroom hunters, but there are no old, bold mushroom hunters.” All wild growing mushrooms should be considered toxic until proven otherwise. Ideally samples of ingested mushrooms should be brought to...
Chocolate Toxicity

Chocolate Toxicity

Chocolate toxicity is one of the most common poisonings in dogs and is more common at holiday times. The compound responsible for toxicity is methylxanthine, found in chocolate, coffee, tea, and caffeinated sodas. Both theobromine (found in chocolate) and caffeine...
Antifreeze

Antifreeze

Antifreeze poisoning is a hazard not just from radiator fluid in your car, but can be found in brake fluids, deicers, condensers, heat exchange units, home solar units, some imported snow globes, portable basketball post-bases, and in winterized toilets in recreation...

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