Drug testing for dogs

Drug testing for dogs

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Feb 25, 2010

Drug Testing for Dogs?

A quick, easy way to diagnose illegal drug exposure in dogs is to use over-the-counter urine drug tests designed for people. These tests are inexpensive ($10 to $35), easy to find at pharmacies, fast (results in 2 to 5 minutes), and easy to use. Many drugs such as benzodiazepines (i.e. Valium), barbiturates (i.e. Phenobarbital), amphetamines, methamphetamine, and opiates (i.e. heroin or morphine) can be accurately tested for in dogs. Unfortunately, human urine drug tests do not work well to test for marijuana in dogs. Dogs that ingest marijuana will often have falsely negative test results. These drug screens have not been closely evaluated in cats.

About Pet Poison Helpline
Pet Poison Helpline is a service available 24 hours, seven days a week for pet owners and veterinary staff that require assistance treating a potentially poisoned pet and can provide treatment advice for poisoning cases of all species, including dogs, cats, birds, small mammals, large animals and exotic species. As the most cost-effective option for animal poison control care, Pet Poison Helpline’s fee of $35 per incident includes follow-up consultation for the duration of the poisoning case. It is available in North America by calling 800-213-6680. Additional information can be found online at www.petpoisonhelpline.com.

More in this package:
Illicit drug 1: Marijuana
Illicit drug 2: Amphetamines, including MDMA (Ecstasy)
Illicit drug 3: Cocaine or crack cocaine
Illicit drug 4: Heroin
Illicit drug 5: Hallucinogens


Proceedings papers for techs

The very best behavior advice for new puppy owners (Proceedings)

CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

The entire hospital staff should play a role in the counseling of new puppy owners.

The technician's role creating a behavior centered veterinary practice (Proceedings)

CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

A focus on pet behavior in the veterinary clinic is an excellent practice builder.

Trying times--dealing with canine adolescent dog (Proceedings)

CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

A behavior wellness exam is an opportunity to check up on a pet’s behavioral health and answer any related questions a client may have.

Enriching geriatric patient's lives (Proceedings)

CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

An important time for practices to include a behavioral exam is when a pet becomes a senior.

Tubes and tracheas--all about endotracheal tubes and lesions in difficult intubations (Proceedings)

CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

Endotracheal tubes are usually made from silicone, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic or red rubber.