Pot Dogs: Veterinarians see an increase in dogs with marijuana in their system

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A local veterinarian has seen a spike in dogs exposed to marijuana.

Lea Becker is a veterinarian in Saratoga County.  In just 24 hours she saw five dogs with weed in their system.  

With different types like synthetic marijuana, Becker believes exposure could be more dangerous than you think.

“Sometimes those dogs can vomit and when they vomit they are not able to deal with it the way they normally should. They can sometimes aspirate and the dogs can develop very severe aspiration pneumonia,” Becker stated.

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