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Effects - Is marijuana toxic to house cats?

Discussion in 'Cannabis' started by enhancion01, Feb 14, 2009.

  1. enhancion01

    enhancion01 Silver Member

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    Jul 24, 2008
    Swim has a cat mabey a year old... when swim is smoking weed the cat will jump on his lap and sniff at the smoke when he breathes it out.
    This cat is a little pothead... if swim puts a little piece of green in front of his face he tries to eat it (though swim has never fed the cat weed) its like the cat likes to smoke weed. This is not one of those cases were someone puts a cat in a box and blow a ton of smoke into it. Thats kinda mean. This cat will scratch at the door when swim is smoking and when swim opens the door he jumps strait on his lap when swim sits down and purs. Then when swim is blowing smoke out the cat tries putting his noes into it and does this little sniffing thing with his noes.... the cat likes weed. And swim does sometime blow the smoke into his face but the cat likes it and sniffs at it. Swim has tested this. Swim will blow the smoke away from the cat and the cat tries to get his little noes all up in it. Swim wants to know if this could harm her pet? Swim knows alot of people would consider this animal abuse. But the cat does it on its own free will. The cat likes to smell the smoke. :vibes: (that point has been stressed enough).
    So is the cannibus smoke toxic to swims cat?

    The only info swim could find on google was very anti drug and swim almost thinks its just scare tactics. And swim would get flaimed in any other forum But swim wants to know for sure so swim is asking here. At least swimmers are open minded biengs =)
  2. Herbal Healer 019

    Herbal Healer 019 Silver Member

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    The cannabinoids in the smoke themselves are not toxic to the cat, but the carcinogins in the smoke (hydrogen cyanide, carbon monoxide, ammonia, hydrocarbons...) are...
  3. geezaman

    geezaman Gold Member

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    SWIM cannot imagine the smoke will be any more toxic to SWIYs cat than it is to SWIY, however SWIM would also imagine it would take alot less smoke to get SWIYs cat high than it does SWIY.

    SWIM is sure SWIY has already read similar but incase not - When SWIY smokes weed they know what effect it will have on them and know its due to smoking it that these effects occur. If the cat "sniffs" enough of this smoke (even if he likes its smell) to get high the cat might be both confused and distressed by it.

    SWIY should also be aware that however innocent SWIYs intentions, and however well SWIY describes the situation (that they are Not forcing the cat to do this), some people will still immediately think animal harm/abuse and go nuts at you.

  4. enhancion01

    enhancion01 Silver Member

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    Jul 24, 2008
    Yea but dont you think after like the 10th time the cat would figure out hey if i stick my nose in this im going to get this strange feeling again... Swim sais the only difference he has seen in its behavior is it just mellows out... if anything at all. After it gets high its still the same happy little guy he was before.(he is the cutest dam thing) And yea very true about people (with closed mindes) trippin... "dam those druggies, there smokin that wacky tobbacy with that cat again. Call the authorities Margret, and get me a beer while your at it!!!" :applause: :laugh:

    (humans CAN od on weed too in absorbant ammounts, and swim takes his hat off to anyone who can consume half the lethal dose in 15 minutes lol)
    It is physically impossible to take enough marijuana that it would kill you. The lethal dose of marijuana is at least one-third your body weight, consumed in fifteen minutes. See http://druglibrary.org/schaffer/library/mj_overdose.htm
    [h3]this looks like to swim the cat just gets high. And notice "DEATH" is not one of the symptoms.[/h3]
    [h3]What are the symptoms of cats exposed to marijuana?[/h3]

    The symptoms are most commonly the same sort you might observe in humans:
    • Lethargy
    • Uncoordinated, Falling over
    • Depression, Sometimes Alternating with Agitation or Anxiety
    • Vomiting
    • Bradycardia (Slow Heart Rate)
    • Seizures, Sometimes Coma

    7.2.2 Animal data
    With Cannabis extract, the LD50 in mice is:

    oral 21.6 g/kg
    dermal 11g/kg
    IV 0.18g/kg

    Source-(Valbuena Briones, 1987)

    At the beginning of our observations careful search of the literature on the subject was made to determine the toxicity of the hemp. Not a single case of fatal poisoning have we been able to find reported, although often alarming symptoms may occur. A dog weighting 25 pounds received an injection of two ounces of an active U.S.P. fluid extract in the jugular vein with the expectation that it would certainly be sufficient to produce death. To our surprise the animal, after being unconscious for about a day and a half, recovered completely. This dog received, not alone the active constituents of the drug, but also the amount of alcohol contained in the fluid extract. Another dog received about 7 grammes of Solid Extract Cannabis with the same result. We have never been able to give an animal a sufficient quantity of a U.S.P. or other preparation of the Cannabis (Indica Americana) to produce death.


    From what Swim has read it looks like the chances of killing your cat on THC is pretty slim.
    Swim does not condone forcing any animal against its free will to participate in swiu's smoke session.
    But if the cat wants to get high.... why not let it?
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2009