A cat in Sydney was taken to a veterinarian because she was high on cocaine and benzodiazepines.
The eight-month-old Himalayan cat was brought to the animal clinic with dilated pupils, a racing heart, and was overall highly agitated. The owner said the cat had trouble walking and was easily startled.
The cat was pacing incessantly and was so anxious that the veterinarian could not take the cat’s temperature or take any blood to do testing.
The owners was uncertain why his cat was acting this way. The man was adamant the cat had not been exposed to toxic plants, bad food or drugs. Although he did admit to accidentally locking the cat in the cupboard overnight.
Without any medical information, the veterinarians decided to talk to the owner’s wife. She admitted the cat could have licked “plates of cocaine”, which had been served at a dinner party two days earlier.
A drug screen revealed that the cat also had benzodiazepines in its system.
The cat’s embarrassed owner was “remorseful”. Since there is no legal requirement in Australia for veterinarians to reports cases like these to the authorities, he was simply counseled and was able to take his cat home.
Source: Sydney Morning Herald