What to Do If Your Dog Eats Your Marijuana? - Leaf Science

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Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018

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All you have to do is lose your concentration for 10 seconds, turn around and your fluffy, four-legged friend has found his way into your cannabis stash. If this is the case and you suspect your dog has eaten your marijuana, then you may be wondering what action you should take. Firstly, you should be aware that your dog would have to ingest a HUGE amount of cannabis to kill it. If you are initially panicking because you think this may be an option, the best thing to do is to calm down, look at the symptoms and decide on the course of action accordingly. If you aren’t remaining calm, then you could further upset your pet.

What Should I Look Out For?

So, you have left some form of weed out in the open and you suspect your furry companion may have eaten it. It could be the brownies you just made or the buds straight from the bag. You should assess the pet to see if it’s exhibiting any symptoms of cannabis ingestion. Cannabinoids, especially THC have much more of an effect on dogs than they do in humans, so the signs should be obvious. These include:

Lethargic – Does your dog appear to have less energy than normal? Loss of balance – Is your dog able to walk properly or is it stumbling about? Breathing problems – Cannabis can cause your dog’s breathing rate to increase. Dilated pupils – Check to see if your dog’s pupils are dilated or if the iris’ have gone red. Incontinence – Has your dog gone to the toilet more frequently and/or in an unusual place? Heart Issues – Has your dog’s blood pressure lowered or has its heartbeat pattern gone irregular? See Also Total

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