It’s a dog-eat-dog world – or in some cases, dog-eat-weed. Dogs will eat anything that fits into their mouth, regardless of how valuable it might be to you including marijuana. Canines have the unmistakable talent of locating the most inconvenient (read: expensive) things to turn into a chew toy, more so if the object in question is sweet and edible. So while it’s unlikely that your pup is eating cannabis for the taste, that won’t stop some dogs from going all in on a weed binge.
With marijuana gradually being legalized across the country, the chance poochie gets into your stash increases. If your dog mistakes your pot nuggs for chicken nuggets, here’s what you can do.
What Marijuana Consumption In Dogs Looks Like
Doesn’t how much marijuana your dog eats, keep an eye on its reaction and analyze the situation. Symptoms change depending on your dog’s size and the amount of weed your four-legged friend ate. Symptoms include...
- Wobbly movements
- Barking, howling
- Rapid heart rate
- Changes in body temperature
It’s not easy to monitor symptoms, but your dog will be feeling pretty lousy and we’re sure you’ll recognize that.
Act Fast If Your Dog Ate Your Cannabis Edibles
Cannabis technically isn’t toxic, but if your dog consumed it in the form of an edible, then it might be. Some ingredients can be deadly. If your dog polished off the entirety of your triple-thick weed-infused chocolate lasagna, get her to the vet now!
Vomiting to Expel the Weed
It’s always best to consult your vet on this, but making your dog vomit is simple – and could save them a lot of misery. One method? Give them 3% Hydrogen Peroxide orally, per 10lbs of puppy. If you can get this to happen within 15 minutes of them ingesting the stuff, you could stop the toxins from being absorbed into the bloodstream.
Ask Your Veterinarian and Marijuana
Consulting with your vet is a good idea. Let the experts do the work. Be honest with your doggie doctor, regardless of how you obtained the marijuana. Accurate information can impact treatment and possibly save your best friend. Honesty has never been a better policy.
Prevent a Weed Eating Redux
Even if the first time was a horrible experience, some dogs never learn and will continue eating everything that fits in their mouths. And as the owner, you must learn to stash your stash in a place that is clearly unattainable for the pooch. It’s that simple. It’ll save you the anxiety and headache of a sick dog, keep your wallet away from vet fees and most importantly, keep Rover feeling like a million bucks. Plus, without the dog eating the good, you’ll have more weed for yourself!