Ever since recreational marijuana was legalized in Maine earlier this year, we have seen a number of pets affected by marijuana toxicity.

Marijuana ingestion is very common and can cause a variety of clinical signs, including neurological problems (incoordination, stupor, dilated pupils), gastrointestinal issues (vomiting and diarrhea), urinary incontinence, and decreased heart rate, blood pressure and body temperature.

Signs can last up to 96 hours post exposure, and can occur with variable levels of ingestion. Other toxins can cause similar signs, so it's important to call your veterinarian immediately if you think your pet is exhibiting these signs or has ingested any form of marijuana.

Brackett West Veterinary Clinic sign graphicWe're excited to announce that our second location, Brackett West Veterinary Clinic,  is officially open for business!

Located about 15 minutes away, next to the Happy Tails dog daycare and boarding facility at 115 Bishop Street, Brackett West Veterinary Clinic is there for all your routine veterinary needs like wellness exams, vaccines and lab work. You will see the same great doctors and staff that you've come to trust from Brackett Street, without the hassle of driving downtown. There is also plenty of parking!

We are thrilled about this addition, and look forward to being able to provide more convenient care to our loyal clients with both locations.

best-of-portland-logoBrackett Street Veterinary Clinic has won the "Best Pet Care" category of the The Portland Phoenix's Best of Portland awards for the second year in a row!

We would like to send a special thank you to all the readers and loyal clients in the area that voted for us. We truly do strive to provide the best veterinary care possible, and are so appreciative of your support!

Check out the other 2016 Best of Portland winners here.