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Cannabis and Your Pet

Now that Marijuana has been legalized and is more easily accessible, we are anticipating more accidental exposure to our pets. Exposure can be in the form of second-hand smoke inhalation or from edibles.

There have been no concrete studies on the effects of Marijuana in our pets, so it’s safer to err on the side of caution and avoid its use in our pets…period. As they say “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

What we do know right now is that Marijuana can be highly toxic. Signs of toxicity include: central nervous system signs (e.g., ataxia, disorientation, hyperesthesia, agitation, hyperactivity, dysphoria, mydriasis, behavioural changes, tremors, seizures, coma), gastrointestinal signs (e.g., hypersalivation, vomiting), cardiopulmonary signs (e.g., bradycardia, tachycardia, hypoventilation), and miscellaneous other signs [e.g., urinary incontinence, temperature changes (e.g., hypo- or hyperthermia), death.

If you have questions about Marijuana use for your pet, it is advised to discuss with your Veterinarian.

More importantly, if your pet is exposed, it’s crucial that you be honest and up-front with the Veterinarian. We do not pass judgement, and the only way to properly and effectively treat your pet is if we know what the true problem is.

Thankfully, with rapid recognition of clinical signs and prompt treatment, the prognosis for marijuana toxicity is excellent with supportive care.

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Last updated: May 4, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 4, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday and Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sunday: CLOSED


NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Mountain Road Animal Hospital