Can cats get High?

Posted by Jul 19, 2016 |

do cats get high

Author Amira

Hi there!

I’m Amira, founder and editor at Cattention.

This website is dedicated to share useful but entertaining information and help You understand Your cat’s actions, behavior and needs.

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People can get high on several things. The most common one is marijuana. Getting a cat high may seem a cool thing also but do you know the consequences?

While you may be wondering can cats get high on marijuana or even grass, it is important to know that cat’s and human’s bodies react very vary to different things. Let’s go through them one by one:

Cats and Marijuana – Can cats get high from weed?

Cats can’t get high on marijuana. While people claim that their cats get high on marijuana, it is in the best interest of your cat to avoid forcing them to inhale the smoke.

Holding a cat down and blowing the smoke into her eyes, nose and ears is a very inhumane thing to do, and I strongly recommend you never do that, even for laughs and giggles.

Can cats get stoned?

Cats cannot get stoned or high from marijuana and you should never force a pet to remain in a closed room full of smoke either as the effects of marijuana on cats are very dangerous; the smell can be very toxic to them due to their strong sense of smell.

You will find people saying their cat loves sitting next to them when they smoke up, and hence they conclude that their cat loves the smell of marijuana. However, this is not true.

Some cats have damaged smell and taste receptors due to old age or accidents, therefore, the smell may not be that strong to them. Though the THC (the chemical in marijuana that gets people high) will still affect their body and can make them feel uncomfortable or drowsy.

Please do not put your pet cat through such a situation as it can lead to poisoning or even death.

Another myth is when people notice that their cats’ pupils are dilated, and they are just laying down and panting after inhaling smoke and conclude that they are experiencing a pleasurable high. However, it could also mean that your cat is suffering and is in a lot of pain.

If your pet cat has ingested something laced with marijuana or exposed to marijuana smoke, please contact your local vet immediately.


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