If you’re a dog owner, chances are your furry little family member has some sneaky characteristic traits. Dogs are like ninjas when it comes to swiping things off of tables and countertops. We love our furry four-legged friends even though they chew up our socks, shoes, and all kinds of other items around the house.
As cannabis legalization takes place in more places, the risk for dogs getting ahold of their owners stash increases. Obviously, any good pet owner knows to keep substances like cannabis and prescription medication away from their pets. Every once in a while our ninja dogs will make it past all precautionary methods, and they ingest their owners weed.
THC Isn’t Good for Our Pets
Dogs do not have the same ability to process cannabinoids the way humans do. It causes unpleasant side effects when dogs consume too much THC. A lot of the times veterinarians find that pets ingest high levels of THC by consuming cannabis edibles. This makes a double problem as the sugar in the edibles are not suitable for your dog nor are the high levels of THC.
Symptoms Your Dog May Show
A dog that consumes too much weed can become very lethargic. It is common for them to experience diarrhea, uncontrollable urinating, vomiting, and a lack of motor skills. If your pet ingested high amounts of THC or is extremely small, it is advised to seek out a veterinarian immediately.
What You Should Do
If you’re able to take your pet to a veterinarian, by all means, do so if you think they’ve ingested cannabis. If you’re not able to take your pet to a veterinarian, then it’s time for you to sit with your pet through this. It may take a few hours or even overnight for the effects to wear off. It is best to encourage them to eat, drink, and sleep through it.
Don’t worry about the vet calling the cops and getting you popped if you live in a prohibition state. 99% of the time they just want to help treat your pet and provide you with adequate information to prevent future accidents.