Cannabis Poisoning in Dogs
Develop your knowledge and understanding of cannabis poisoning in dogs. This is a one-part course that can also be taken as part of the Toxicology course bundle.
This module looks at pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment, prevention and outcomes of cannabis poisoning in dogs, including:
- Cause – accidental ingestion (or inhalation) of cannabis containing tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the principal active ingredient.
- Signs – acute onset is usually within 1-3 h: ataxia, drowsiness, stupor, behavioral changes, bradycardia, hypotension, hypothermia, increased appetite, conjunctival injection.
- Treatment – emesis (within 1 h of ingestion, only if asymptomatic), absorbents (activated charcoal), supportive therapy (intravenous fluids, warming).
- Prognosis – good, recovery usually within 24-96 h.
Support and Resources
This online module includes an e-Book with content from Vetstream's Vetlexicon Canis followed by a quiz leading to a personalized certificate. Written by some of the world's leading veterinarians, ensuring accuracy and depth of content.
This course was written and peer reviewed by:
- Catherine Morganti
- Larry Thompson
- Nicola Bates