Is Indian Hemp Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

Indian Hemp

The Indian Hemp is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include coma, death, depression, dilated pupils, excitation, hypersalivaton, incoordination, low blood pressure, low body temperature, seizure, sleepiness, slow heart rate and vomiting.

Indian Hemp is a very widespread plant because of its many uses.  It is grown for food, industrial fiber and even for recreation and spiritual moods and medicine.  It has the scientific name “cannabis sativa” wherein the word “sativa” means things that are cultivated. It is indigenous flowering plant native toeastern Asia and a member of the family Cannabaceae.

The scientific name for this plant is Cannabis sativa. Additional name for this plant include Marijuana, Hashish, Hemp, Gallow Grass and Weed.

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