Harry is a pet who went to pot. A 5-month-old puppy belonging to former city Public Advocate Betsy Gotbaum became ill after consuming marijuana.
A dog’s nose is a work of wonder. Inside every snout are 300 million different receptors. The parts of a canine’s brain devoted to smells are about 40 times stronger than humans’. So you never know what scent it might pick up on city streets.
“Dog freaks out on pot” may sound like a scene from a stoner comedy or a viral video, but it happens surprisingly often. In New York City, veterinarians say, canine marijuana poisoning has become a daily occurrence.
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A new partnership between the Weill Cornell Medicine Brain and Spine Center and the Animal Medical Center (AMC) in New York will help advance minimally invasive brain tumor surgery in dogs, and may also teach us a few things about brain tumors in humans.